About us

CIM is a multidisciplinary research centre involving philosophy, history of science, biology, mathematics, and IT. Our main issue is to promote research on morphology.


CIM, directed by Federico Vercellone and supported by the University of Turin, was born from the CIRM (Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca sulla Morfologia dell'Università di Udine, 2005-2012). Since the year of its institution (2012), CIM carries out activities in the field of Morphology, by organizing meetings and conferences with scholars of the highest importance, such as Olaf Breidbach, Félix Duque, Lambert Wiesing, Sergio Givone, Elio Franzini, Georg Bertram, Carlo Gentili, Christoph Wulf, Massimo Cacciari, Roberto Esposito, W.J.T. Mitchell, Jürgen Trabant and many others; by establishing lasting cooperations with local institutions (Goethe Institut Turin, Circolo dei Lettori, Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Torino) and international ones (see Partners); through scientific publications, and the creation of the Rolling Seminar ART (Aesthetics Research Turin) in 2018.

In 2019 the international conference Morphology and Historical Sequence is organized in cooperation with Centro Studi Arti della Modernità.

In 2020 the Glossary of Morphology (S. Tedesco, F. Vercellone, Eds.) is published for Springer International.


A report of every activity of CIM since the year of its foundation can be found in Morphoblog (see the link below).