Digital registration of migrants as co-production of citizens, territory and Europe
Lorenzo Olivieri



Lorenzo has started working for the Processing Citizenship project as a PhD candidate. He holds a Master Degree in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society (PSTS) from the University of Twente and a Master degree in Philosophy from the University of Turin. His interest in interdisciplinary research led him to join the Processing Citizenship research group.

His research focuses on the multiple ways through which technologies mediate subjective experience, with a particular emphasis on phenomenological and cognitive approaches. He is particularly interested in combining philosophical theories and methods with observations and results originated from other scientific domains. His dissertations, for instance, attempted to look at specific philosophical problems through the lens of anthropology, psychology, ethology. His skills in interdisciplinary research were refined by the PSTS Master programme, which provided the conceptual frameworks and methodological tools for studying the relation between technology and society through different lenses, like science and technologies studies, ethics of technology and the history of technology. In his recent working experiences as junior researcher he had the possibility to apply this knowledge in less academic contexts. Working for Eticas (Barcelona) and the Digital Enlightenment Forum he delved into various topic concerning the societal impact of technological development, such as biometric identification practices (ABC4EU), digital commons, platform economy and the moral and epistemological value of algorithms and big data.

In the light of his academic background, Lorenzo joined the Processing Citizenship project in order to investigate how migrants identities are inscribed into information systems and, in turn, how migrants perceive and experience registration and identification procedures.