bachelor degree in philosophy at the university of Verona 2011. Qualification "Kräuteranbau, Kräuterverarbeitung" at Laimburg 2012. Active in civil society, she currently works within the youth centre Bunker and is attending the postgraduate study "Management of Organisations and Territorial Networks" in Trento, Italy. Gaia examines the reality for new, alternative forms of thinking with the intend to overcome anthropocentrism. Convinced of the necessity to create a syncretism between academic research and alternative thinking, between theory and praxis, she tries to apply permacultural principles to social systems.