Leonardo Caffo, PhD, is Adjunct Professor of Ontology and Design at Politecnico di Torino and Post-doctoral Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Turin (Prima Spes Scholarship), where he is also former member of the LabOnt (Laboratory for Ontology) and founder of Labont|Arch. He has been Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and visiting scholar of Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi). He has also been Chief of Seminar (Animal Philosophy) with DAAD Program at the University of Kassel and visiting professor at Politecnico di Milano. He is a columnist for ‘Huffington Post’ and ‘Corriere della Sera’, Editor of  Rivista di Estetica and Ardeth: Architectural Design Theory; he is also Co-director of Animot: l’altra filosofia. Was the founder and past-director of Animal Studies and the Rivista Italiana di Filosofia Analitica Jr  and he is also the coordinator of research group “Waiting Posthuman Studio”. Leonardo Caffo has worked in the field of social ontology and realism, human animal studies and posthumanism (is also invited member of EACAS), effective altruism, future studies and philosophy of anarchism and architecture. Attaching is name to the theory of “antispecismo debole” (weak antispeciesism); he won the “Premio Nazionale Frascati Filosofia” (2015). Since 2017 is also Adjunct Professor of Non-creative writing at Scuola Holden of Turin and of Curatorial Studies at NABA: New Academy of Fine Arts (Milan).

Current AOC. Leonardo Caffo's primary research is focused on AP: Animal Philosophy - in the sense of a possible philosophy outside the human atmosphere. In this framework has worked and is working on: simplicity, relation between form of life and space for life (philosophy of architecture), ontology and individuals vs. ecology and relations, a new concept of posthuman and antispeciesism, and philosophy as a practice of life. 


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