Claudio Cattaneo

Short Bio

Claudio Cattaneo holds a PhD in environmental science from UAB, on the ecological economics of Barcelona squatters. He teaches ecological economics at Carlo Cattaneo University (Italy). His research interests focus on alternative life-styles, urban and squatting movements. He holds an Msc in Ecological Economics from the University of Edinburgh and an undergradaute degree in Business and Economics from Carlo Cattaneo University.
In his life he combines research work with practical and social work: He is a squatter, a bicycle mechanic and an olive farmer. He practices de-growth by living with less than 250 euros per month.

Research Interests: squatting movement, do-it-yourself, human ecology, political ecological economics.

Selected Publication:
Investigating neorural and squatters’ lifestyles. – download pdf