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Dario Azzellini is an artist, documentary filmmaker, writer and assistant professor at the Johannes Kepler University Linz (Austria). He holds a PhD in political science and a PhD in sociology. Azzellini's research and writing focuses on social movements, participative democracy, workers' control, the privatization of military services and extensive case studies in Latin America. He served as associate editor for The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest: 1500 to Present (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009) and serves as active associate editor for Cuadernos de Marte (University of Buenos Aires) and the website workerscontrol.net.
He has published several books, essays and documentaries. With Oliver Ressler, he co-directed the documentary Comuna under construction (2010), about local self-government in Venezuela, and together with Immanuel Ness, he edited Ours to Master and to Own: Workers' Control from the Commune to the Present (Haymarket, 2011). With Marina Sitrin he is co-author of They Can’t Represent Us. Reinventing Democracy From Greece to Occupy (Verso, 2013) and Occupying Language (Occupied Media Pamphlet, 2012). With Stephan Lanz and Kathrin Wildner, he edited Caracas: Produktion von Raum und städtischem Handeln (b books/metrozones, 2013). His art projects focus on sociopolitical themes and have been exhibited in galleries, museums and biennials around the world.