Filippo Barbera is Professor of economic sociology at the CPS Department of the University of Turin and affiliated to the Collegio Carlo Alberto. His research interests are social innovation, foundational economy and development of marginal areas. His recent publications include Alternative Food Networks: An Interdisciplinary Assessment, 2018, Palgrave Macmillan (eds. with A. Corsi, E. Dansero, C. Peano), Foundational Economy, Manchester University Press, 2018 (as “Collective for the foundational economy”) and The Foundational Economy and Citizenship: Comparative perspectives on civil repair (eds.) with Ian Rees Jones, Bristol, Policy Press (2020).