Luca Toschi

Luca Toschi

Research director

Luca Toschi is the founder and director of the Center for Generative Communication (CfGC) and a full professor of Sociology of Cultural and Communicative Processes in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the University of Florence (Italy). Author of La Comunicazione Generativa (Apogeo, 2011), he conceived of and promotes the generative communication paradigm in all areas of his work.

Professor Toschi, with the support of his team of CfGC researchers, explores the broad field of communication for technology transfer in numerous areas of society, economy and culture, as guided by complexity theory, his dedication to sustainability and the culture of peace, and philological methodology. He’s committed to strong community building based on shared knowledge and developing communication able to generate common projects among subjects with different missions and visions to enrich and reinforce all involved parties with regard to their cultural, social, economic and political roles.

He was also one of the creators and founders of the Italian University Line (IUL), the online university established by the National Institute for Documentation, Innovation and Educational Research (INDIRE-MIUR) and the University of Florence.

He is on the editorial board of the scientific journal MediaScapes. At the University of Florence he works closely with the PhD program in Legal Science and is on the commission for the PhD program in Sustainable management of agricultural and forestry resources within the department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Systems (GESAAF).

In addition, he has collaborated with various European and American universities such as Salamanca University, Humboldt University of Berlin,  Stanford University, Harvard University, University of Connecticut, and Sarah Lawrence College.