Youth Free Expression Program Coordinator
Gianmarco Antosca has always been dedicated to supporting and amplifying the voices of young people. In middle school, Gianmarco wrote a report on SNCC and ever since he’s been fascinated by young people who have spoken truth to power. As he’s gotten older, Gianmarco has been particularly interested in how the younger generations can move past utopian ideas of political unity and instead focus on emphasizing and working through their differences to build a better and more democratic future.
Before coming to NCAC, Gianmarco worked as an administrator at the University of Chicago, where he supported non-credit continuing education students and masters students. He’s worked with nonprofits in Washington, DC and Chicago focusing on human rights, art, and political engagement. Outside of his professional career, Gianmarco has been a bartender, a substitute teacher, and a photographer, among other things.
Gianmarco received an MA in Humanities from the University of Chicago where he studied and wrote about mass media, ideology, and history. His thesis used depression memes to engage with precarity and online communities. Before moving to Chicago, Gianmarco attended the University of Maryland and received BAs in Government and Politics and Film Studies.
He currently lives in Brooklyn with his dog, Harvey.