‘… so, yes,
those are the professional dreamers,
they dream all the time …’

Stefan Pashov,
in Werner Herzog’s
Encounters at the End of the World


Professionaldreamers is a small, independent publisher founded in 2009 that collects and promotes essays on space and society. It aims to publish high quality, original books from a variety of disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, geography, urban studies, architecture, landscape design, cultural studies, criminology, literary studies and philosophy.

Based in Italy, professionaldreamers is international in content, contribution, and readership. It publishes in English, French, and Italian. Its main aim is to build a vibrant scholarly community, in order to foster debate on issues of collective importance and stimulate empirical research about specific, meaningful cases. In particular, professionaldreamers promotes internationally knowledge about ongoing transformations of the Italian society through its spatial practices.

professionaldreamers works with both e-book distribution and on-paper edition. It subscribes to CreativeCommons and OpenAccess policies. It welcomes book proposals from like-minded people.


Editorial and Scientific Advisory Board

The Editorial and Scientific Board at professionaldreamers assesses the scientific quality of publication proposals. Two external peer reviews are contacted to flank the Editorial Board’s decision making for approval of publication. The Board is formed by Francesco Bocchetti (PhD, Geography); Andrea Mubi Brighenti (PhD, Sociology); Claudio Coletta (PhD, Sociology) Andreas Fernandez (MA, Sociology), Francesco Gabbi (PhD, Public Policies) Cristina Mattiucci (PhD, Urban Planning), Giovanna Sonda (PhD, Sociology), Francesco Minora (PhD, Urban Planning).

professionaldreamers also has an International Scientific Advisory Board, formed by: Chiara Bassetti, University of Trento IT; Valeria Bello, United Nations University Institute; Paul Blokker, Charles University Prague CK; Ricardo Campos, University of Lisbon PT; Leonidas Cheliotis, London School of Economics UK; Sebastiano Citroni, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca IT; Laura Colini, Tesserae Berlin DE; Claudia Faraone IUAV – Università di Venezia IT; Francesco Gastaldi, IUAV – Università di Venezia IT; Francesca Gelli, IUAV – Università di Venezia IT; Mattias Kärrholm, Lund University SE; Andreas Oberprantacher, Universität Innsbruck A; Andrea Pavoni, University of Lisbon PT; Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, University of Westminster, London UK; Hagen Schulz Foerberg, Aarhus University DK; Stefania Staniscia, West Virginia University USA; Cristiano Storni, University of Limerick IE; Chris Torpe, Aberdeen UK




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