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UNINETTUNO Digital Talk "Narrating Sustainability"

In live streaming on UNINETTUNO Portal and on UNINETTUNO Facebook Page

On Thursday, June 24, at 17:00, the Digital Talk "Narrating Sustainability" will be held online.

Introduced and moderated by: David Gargani - Associate Professor of General Semiotics, International Telematic University UNINETTUNO.


  • Marzia Traverso - Full Professor and Head of Institute of Sustainability in Civil Engineering, RWTH Aachen University
  • Marcella Mulino – Full Professor of Economic Policy, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila
  • Letizia Fazio – Professor of Research Methodology in the Digital Society, International Telematic University UNINETTUNO

The issue of sustainability is now being discussed at various levels in the public arena: politicians, journalists, economists talk about it. The Fridays for Future movement has certainly made it more popular. On the other hand, the debate does not always take into account the complexity of the theme and the different components of "sustainable development". It is a complex project of intervention articulated on the 17 objectives of the 2030 Agenda that always take into account environmental, economic, social and cultural sustainability in an integrated way.

The narrative that recurs most frequently is centered on climate change and environmental sustainability as a whole. Public debate, media discourse, and economic debates can provide narratives in which economic development and environmental safeguards are opposed to each other. However, in the sustainable development approach this opposition is not unavoidable. We will therefore ask three experts in the fields of environmental engineering, economics, and sociology to explain to us the characteristics of the different narratives in their respective fields.

We will compare discourses that remove the complexity of the topic of sustainable development with narratives that illustrate its internal articulations.

The event will be streamed live on the website and on the University's page on Facebook