Giacomo is an academic who likes to lecture and research internationally and across disciplines. Based in Helsinki, Finland, he is currently teaching at the University of Helsinki and at the HSD Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences.
He received his PhD in Comparative Studies 2003 from the IULM University Milano and he is adjunct professor (Title of Docent) in Urban Studies at the University of Helsinki and in Music Research at the University of Tampere.
He published widely about urban cultures, music cities, place-making, the night time economy and urban branding. He has lectured in various institutions of higher education across Europe. He is an excellent public speaker and was invited to several international conferences and business events.