Training




Visual Communication For Public Diplomacy

University Cattolica in Rome (Italy) on 13-15 March, 2019.

Aim: To review and train prospective public civil servants in the cultural sector and the creative industries on best practices to maximise communication impact of their policies.

After three full days…





Media Strategies For Gender Equality Campaigning

ILO The International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (UN/ILO) in Turin (Italy) on 26-28 November, 2018.

Aim: To assess and disseminate across UN Agencies’ personnel best practice to innovate campaigning on gender issues by bridging online with offline strategies.

Media strategies for gender equality campaigning course at the ILO UN Turin 2018
Participants commented

The course was incredibly interesting, relevant, thought-provoking and inspiring.

Massimiliano was an outstanding guide for this work and was a very valuable addition.




Storytelling the Stop Kony Campaign

T.wai – Turin University in Turin (Italy) on 29 November, 2018.

Aim: To review rooted grammars of storytelling for socio-political communication on digital platforms. I addressed the case of the digital campaign Kony 2012 to mark the shift from ‘digital stakeholders’ to ‘power brokers’.

An academic paper (roughly 12K words) on the subject is currently under peer-revision for the Cambridge Journal of International Affairs. The Abstract is available here.

In the picture, exploring the Kony 2012’s Campaign through Jung’s archetypes.




The Image As Storytelling

SIVA Shanghai University in Shanghai (China) throughout the whole of June, 2018.

Aim: To train undergraduate students on a learn-by-doing framework on creating a short project in interactive multimedia production to be published online as part of their digital portfolio.

Participants commented




Visual Storytelling Master Classes in China

Beijing Normal University in Beijing (China) on 05 June, 2018.
Aim: the assess montage as key to visual communication analysis and production.




The Future Of Digital Journalism

BBC Arabic Service Festival in London (UK) on 24 April, 2018.

Aim: to introduce the rationale and potential of my funded mobile App – The Meta-Image as a tool to teach, learn and produce interactive visual journalism.
More information on the Meta-Image successful bid can be assessed here.

Public Presentation at the BBC Arabic Festival © 2018 – BBC.




Visual Storytelling For Social Justice

International Labour Organisation (ILO) Headquarter in Geneva (Switzerland) on 08 January, 2018.

Aim: to explore how powerful images can be strategically combined with digital platforms to make images become the story…

The Organiser commented

Dr Massimiliano Fusari is an expert digital visual storyteller who opens up new ways of seeing and revealing the world around us through the image. He is professional, creative and engaging, with the ability to inspire through his work.

Dr Fusari explored the potential of digital visual storytelling in a development context, generating much interest from participants, including representatives from a number of UN agencies.

What is Visual Storytelling?  Interview at the UN / ILO HQ © 2018 – International Labour Organization.




Visual Storytelling For Gender Mainstreaming

International Labour Organisation (ILO) at the Gender Academy of the United Nations in Turin (Italy) on 20-22 November, 2017.

Aim: to strategically employ visual communication and digital storytelling towards gender mainstreaming activities and comprehensive policies.

The training presentation can be downloaded here.

Participants commented

“I learnt how to advocate for my campaign with digital media”

“You opened a new world to me”

“This workshop introduced me to totally new perspective of looking into stories with an analytical eye. Well done!”




The above activities enrich my academic delivery and, in turn, are informed by my research.

The result is an extremely flexible and sensible visual-centred perspective on visual storytelling and multimedia journalism on digital platforms.



Please visit the
Research section to review what I’m working on, with a specific attention to The Meta-Image mobile App and my public engagement.