Stefano Masserini works in the area of mass-media and he oversees visual identity strategies for a global brand.
In 2012, Stefano obtained a B.Sc. at the Free University of Bozen (Italy) in Design & Arts, with a dissertation on Guy Debord’s “The Society of The Spectacle”.
The documentary that accompanied his dissertation was selected in several European Film Festivals, including San Petersburg International Film Festival, Roma Cinema Doc and Leiden International Film Experience.
Stefano studied at the European Graduate School from 2017 to 2019, obtaining an M.A. in Phillosophy, Art and Critical Thought (with distinction).
His dissertation reflects on the dynamics between collective semiosis and the cultural industry. The M.A. thesis was supervised by Dr. Julia Hoelz and discussed with Prof. Siegfried Zielinski, Prof. Sha Xin Wei and Prof. Francesco Casetti.
Stefano is fostering his studies as a Phd. Candidate (Études cinématographiques et audiovisuelles) at the University Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle, where he is working with Prof. Francesco Casetti and Prof. Antonio Somaini.
Stefano continues to swing from a direct exposure to the media industry, to a more analytical and reflective work. His research looks into the media dynamics between external contexts and digital worlds, with a focus on the cultural exchanges that arise from such dynamics.