Dr. Tommaso Durante

Tommaso Durante is Lecturer in Global Studies at the RMIT University’s School of Global, Urban and Social Studies and teaches the module "Changing Global Landscapes: Globalization Challenges".

Dr. Tommaso Durante
Dr. Tommaso Durante

Module: Changing Global Landscapes: Globalization Challenges

Tommaso Durante is Lecturer in Global Studies at the RMIT University’s School of Global, Urban and Social Studies and the offering coordinator and lecturer of the international summer school intensive course Religion, Conflict and Globalization (2016 and 2017). He has also taught courses on Critical Ideas in Contemporary Social and Political Theory and Culture and Business Practice in Asia.

His research is transdisciplinary by its very nature and looks at the link between the production of meaning, global processes and ideological state power. He investigates how ‘condensation symbols and other visual ideological markers of globality’ found in defined socio-historical urban spaces produce a new social imaginary that is simultaneously local, national and global.

The outcomes of the study contribute to our understanding of how globalization forces are affecting the ideological landscape of the twenty-first century and how the global imaginary is symbolically and socially produced. He received his PhD in Media and Communication from The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Melbourne, Australia. Tommaso is Honorary Urban Scholar at the UN Global Compact Cities Programme (UNGCCP). He is also an international award-winning visual artist.