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Massimiliano Nicola Mollona

Professore associato

Dipartimento delle Arti

Settore scientifico disciplinare: M-DEA/01 DISCIPLINE DEMOETNOANTROPOLOGICHE



2021. ART/COMMONS. Anthropology Beyond Capitalism. Zed Books

2020. Brazilian Steel-town. Land, Labour, Machines and Commoning in the making of the working-class.Oxford: Berghahn Press

2009. Made in Sheffield. An Ethnography of Industrial Work and Politics. Oxford: Berghahn

Libri Co-editati

2018, Global Urban Mobilizations (con Don Kalb) Oxford: Berghahn Press.

2009. M. Mollona G. De Neve and J. Parry (eds.) Industrial Work and Life: An Anthropological Reader. London: Berg

Publications in giornali accademici  (Refereed)

2019 ‘ARTCOMMONS. ‘The legacy of Nam June Paik for the museum of tomorrow.’ Nan June Paik Museum Reader #8

2015 ‘An Evaluation of the Teatro Valle Experience.’ European Cultural Foundation. (ECF) 2014 ‘Seeing the Invisible: Maya Deren's Experiments in Cinematic Trance’. October, MIT Press.149: 159-180

2013 ‘Trabalho e ação coletiva: Memória, espaço e identidades sociais na cidade do aço.’ Horizontes Antropologicos 19 (39): 125–148. With Marco Aurélio Santana

2013 ‘Observation, performance and revolution: exploring “the political” in visual art and anthropology’. In Visual Anthropology. Vol. 26 (1): 34-50

2009 ‘Community Unionism, Business Unionism: Two Strategies, the Same Phoenix'. In American Ethnologist. Vol. 36 (4) November

2007 ‘Organisational control as cultural practice – a shop floor ethnography of a Sheffield steel mill’. In Accounting, Organisation and Society (AOS)

2005 ‘Gifts of labour. Steel production and Technological imagination in an area of urban deprivation, Sheffield, UK’. In Critique of Anthropology. 25(2): 177-198

2005 ‘Factory, family and neighbourhood. The political economy of informal labour in Sheffield, UK’ in Journal of Royal Anthropological Society (JRAI). 2005. (N.S.) 11: 527-548


2021 ‘Working Class Cinema in the Age of Digital Capitalism.’ L. Panitch and G. Albo (eds.) Socialist Register 2021. Beyond Digital Capitalism: New Ways of Living. New York: Monthly Review Press.

2019 ‘Labor and Land Struggles in a Brazilian Steel Town. The e Reorganization of Capital under Neo-Extractivism.’ In The Social Question in the Twenty-First Century: A Global View. Jan Breman, Kevan Harris, Ching Kwan Lee and Marcel Van der Linden (eds.) Berkeley: University of California Press. Pp. 134-152 2015 ‘Working-class Politics in a Brazilian Steel-town’. Carrier, J. and D. Kalb (eds.) Anthropologies of Class: Power, Practice, and Inequality. Cambridge: CUP. Pp 149-163

2013. ‘Factory Labour or the end of Labour? Anthropological reflections on labour value’. Workers and Labour in a Globalised Capitalism: Contemporary Themes and Theoretical Issues’. Atzeni, Maurizio. (ed.) Palgrave

Films e Progetti artistici_________________________________________________


Curatore della Mostra Somos Fragmentos de la Luz que Impede que todo sea Noche.

Con Natalia Arcos. Centro Cultural La Corrala. Madrid.


Collaborazione con Samson Young per Para Site Gallery, Hong Kong

DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations)


Collaborazione con Max Haiven, Cassie Thornton e Brett Wallace Amazon Critical Observatory. (Ongoing)

Collaborazione con Elizabeth Povinelli. Building an Indigenous Art Residency.


Afield Fellowship Solidarity Academies. with Zeyno Pekünlü Council, Paris

Afield Mentorship with Giuseppe Micciarelli Council, Paris


Collaborazione with Susan Lacy nel progetto The Circle and the Square Sydney Biennale 2018, and forthcoming at SFOMA and Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts


Laboratory for the Urban Commons (LUC). Atene, Grecia


Direttore Artistico della Athens Biennale

Summit1 per Athens Biennale (Novembre) e Summit 2 (Aprile)


Co-direttore artistico della Bergen Assembly. Bergen, Norway


Direttore Oilers, Film (29’) with Anne Marthe Dyvi, Bergen, Norway


Direttore SteelTown, Film (32’), con Daria Martin and Flavio Sanctum, director of the Theatre of the Oppressed (CTO - Rio de Janeiro).


Direttore di Steel Lives, Film (50’), Sheffield. UK.