ANTONELLO ROMANO

Dottore di ricerca

ciclo: XXXIII


co-supervisore: Filippo Celata

Titolo della tesi: Platform Geographies. Digitally-mediated unevenness in urban space.

The present work aims to offer an empirically-situated study on the socio-spatial effects mediated by the digital platforms by adopting a critical and geographical data-centric approach. By focusing on Airbnb data analysis, the objective is to provide a practical understanding of platform urbanism's consequences (Barns, 2020) and differential impacts on space and places: the uneven geographies of the platform. The hypothesis is that the growing platform pervasiveness combined with the ability to coordinate social and spatial relations generates spatially-situated fractures: on the one hand, the 'lean' platform model amplifies pre-existing spatial inequalities; on the other, it generates new algorithmic-mediated socio-spatial asymmetries. Consequently, the research questions investigate the need to "open the black box" (Bucher, 2016; Graham, 2005) to make sense of the platformization of the city. In detail, the research questions concern A) the spatial effects of the Airbnb platform in terms of urban over-touristification; B) the role of the intermediation and its consequences on the spatial (in)visibilities at the intra-urban scale; C) the socio-spatial implications of the platform's expansion strategy and its challenging local materialization. The methodology based on an emerging Geographic Data Science approach (Singleton and Arribas-Bel, 2019) ranges from data collection and mining to data analysis and visualization. The primary source of data is www.insideairbnb.com, a website that provides data (e.g. the location of apartments, the reviews, the requested price and much more) scraping the Airbnb platform. Going beyond the mere geo-tag, the work contributes to making sense of the geographical consequences of a pervasive accumulation shift and shed light on the opaque mechanisms of intermediation that end up conveying our choices, triggering unequal circular cumulative processes, which channel a selective uneven spatiality.

Produzione scientifica

11573/1389360 - 2020 - A room with a (re)view: Short-term rentals, digital reputation and the uneven spatiality of platform-mediated tourism
Celata, Filippo; Capineri, Cristina; Romano, Antonello - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: GEOFORUM (Elsevier Science Limited:Oxford Fulfillment Center, PO Box 800, Kidlington Oxford OX5 1DX United Kingdom:011 44 1865 843000, 011 44 1865 843699, EMAIL: asianfo@elsevier.com, tcb@elsevier.co.UK, INTERNET: http://www.elsevier.com, http://www.elsevier.com/locate/shpsa/, Fax: 011 44 1865 843010) pp. 129-138 - issn: 0016-7185 - wos: WOS:000533509200017 (11) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85083706614 (21)

11573/1426861 - 2020 - Overtourism and online short-term rental platforms in Italian cities
Celata, Filippo; Romano, Antonello - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM (Multilingual Matters Limited:Frankfurt Lodge Clevedon Hall, Clevedon Avon BS21 7HH United Kingdom:011 44 1275 876519, EMAIL: info@multilingual-matters.com, INTERNET: http://www.multilingual-matters.com, Fax: 011 44 1275 871673) pp. 1-21 - issn: 0966-9582 - wos: WOS:000547449100001 (52) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85087651949 (60)

11573/1489931 - 2020 - Piattaforme e Big data per una nuova geografia digitale
Romano, Antonello; Capineri, Cristina - 02a Capitolo o Articolo
libro: Interpretare la quarta rivoluzione industriale. La geografia in dialogo con le altre discipline - (978-88-290-0491-1)

11573/1225713 - 2019 - PLATFORM GEOGRAPHIES: SOCIO-SPATIAL INEQUALITIES IN INCREASINGLY DIGITALLY-MEDIATED URBAN ECOSYSTEM
Romano, Antonello - 04d Abstract in atti di convegno
congresso: Association of American Geographers Conference 2019 (Washington D.C.)
libro: Association of American Geographers 2019 - ()

11573/1336166 - 2019 - La geografia di Flixbus in Italia
Romano, Antonello; Milli, Caterina; Capineri, Cristina - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: AMBIENTE SOCIETÀ TERRITORIO (Roma: Associazione Italiana Insegnanti Geografia) pp. 8-10 - issn: 1824-114X - wos: (0) - scopus: (0)

11573/1336169 - 2017 - Scienza del cittadino, cartografia digitale e monitoraggio ambientale: un’analisi dei rifiuti spiaggiati dell’arcipelago toscano
Romano, Antonello; Barbagli, Andrea - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: AMBIENTE SOCIETÀ TERRITORIO (Roma: Associazione Italiana Insegnanti Geografia) pp. 30-33 - issn: 1824-114X - wos: (0) - scopus: (0)

11573/1173045 - 2017 - The airification of cities: making sense of the impact of peer to peer short term letting on urban functions and economy
Stefano, Picascia; Romano, Antonello; Michela, Teobaldi - 04b Atto di convegno in volume
congresso: 30th annual Association of European Schools of Planning 2017 Congress (Lisbona; Portogallo)
libro: Spaces of dialog for places of dignity: fostering the European dimension of planning - (978-989-99801-3-6)

11573/1225709 - 2016 - Quando il voto parla della crisi e del disagio europeo. Opinioni sulla Brexit
Picascia, Stefano; Romano, Antonello; Capineri, Cristina - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: RIVISTA GEOGRAFICA ITALIANA (Milano: FrancoAngeli, 2019- Pisa: Pacini, (1983-2018) Roma: Società Editrice Dante Alighieri 1895-1938 Firenze: Società di studi geografici; 1939-1946 Firenze: La Nuova Italia, 1947-1982 Firenze: Pasanisi, 1893-1895) pp. 619-627 - issn: 0035-6697 - wos: (0) - scopus: (0)

11573/1149646 - 2016 - User-generated data commons: spazi digitali ed esperienze urbane attraverso l’utilizzo di open geodata e di voluntereed geographic information
Romano, Antonello - 02a Capitolo o Articolo
libro: Commons/Comune: geografie, luoghi, spazi, città - (978-88-908926-2-2)

11573/1223769 - 2016 - Locating GeoSocial Town:Digital Places and Urban Spaces Across Census Tract and Volunteered Geographic Information in Florence
Romano, Antonello - 04f Poster
congresso: Mapping, Sensing, and Crowdsourcing Geographic Information (Londra)
libro: Mapping, Sensing, and Crowdsourcing Geographic Information - ()

11573/1223773 - 2016 - Noisebusters: a gamification experience in everyday life
Romano, Antonello - 04f Poster
congresso: Crowdsourced information & Citizen Science: critical aspects and the future (Università di Siena)
libro: Crowdsourced information & Citizen Science: critical aspects and the future - ()

11573/1223757 - 2015 - Citizens and Institutions as Information Prosumers. The Case Study of Italian Municipalities on Twitter
Capineri, C; Calvino, C; Romano, A - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPATIAL DATA INFRASTRUCTURES RESEARCH (Ispra : European Commission, 2006-) pp. 1-26 - issn: 1725-0463 - wos: WOS:000372908500001 (3) - scopus: (0)

11573/1223761 - 2013 - Vgi e web 2.0: la politica ai tempi di twitter = Vgi and web 2.0: politics in the time of twitter
Calvino, Claudio; Romano, Antonello; Teobaldi, Michela - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: BOLLETTINO DELL'ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA DI CARTOGRAFIA (Firenze: Associazione italiana di cartografia) pp. 125-132 - issn: 0044-9733 - wos: (0) - scopus: (0)

11573/1225711 - 2013 - Tweeting Politicians: il peso della prossimità nella formazione e diffusione dell’opinione politica
Calvino, Claudio; Romano, Antonello; Teobaldi, Michela - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: RIVISTA GEOGRAFICA ITALIANA (Milano: FrancoAngeli, 2019- Pisa: Pacini, (1983-2018) Roma: Società Editrice Dante Alighieri 1895-1938 Firenze: Società di studi geografici; 1939-1946 Firenze: La Nuova Italia, 1947-1982 Firenze: Pasanisi, 1893-1895) pp. 362-372 - issn: 0035-6697 - wos: (0) - scopus: (0)

© Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza" - Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma