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Laura Burocco is a researcher in Urban Policies and Development. Postdoctoral fellow in Visual Languages at the School of Arts PPGAV-UFRJ, she holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Culture at the School of Communication of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, with a semester as visiting researcher at WITS City Institute, University of Witwatersrand WITS, Johannesburg, and three months visiting at DASTU – Department of Urban Studies Polytechnic of Milan. She holds a Master in Built Environment-MBE Housing from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, a postgraduate degree in Urban Sociology from UERJ, Rio de Janeiro State University, specializing in International Policies and Development from the University of Rome, and a law degree from the State University of Milano.

Her research areas: cognitive capitalism and creative economy, urban policies and gentrification in the South, institutional critique and decolonial studies.

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