" Re-thinking local knowledge as a major asset and using design as a vehicle to combine tradition with innovation … "
The seminar focuses on the idea of local heritage and of craftsmanship between tradition, design and innovation, seen through an international perspective, thanks to the participation of designers, experts, educators working in different european schools.
The seminar will take place on friday 10 afternoon and in the following whole day. The official language in English.
Re-thinking crafts through design
Designer, Adj. Professor DADU
A professional with wide expertise in craft re-thinking, Roberta has a long-time experience in managing cooperation projects on craftsmanship in Morocco and Algeria. As co-designer of the ‘Domo Biennale of Sardinian Crafts’, she was recently awarded the ‘Compasso d’oro’ Award. From the last academic year, Roberta started teaching interior design at our Department.
Building Ideas and Objects: Approaches to Making
Designer, Adj. Professor DADU
An american designer, Mark moved to Milano more than 20 years ago and since then he has been professionally involved in interior, furniture design, architecture. Mark regularly exhibits his work at Milan’s Salone del Mobile. A long time design teaching collaborator of our Department, he has a wide experience in design education.
Craftsmen: where design, tradition and innovation could meet
Designer, consultant and design strategist
Julien has focused his activity as an expert in the valorization of local and traditional crafts through design. In this capacity he has worked as a curator and an exhibit designer, and collaborates with firms such as Lectra, Hermès Paris and Coach New York, as well as with public institutions such as EOI, Escuela de Organización Industrial, and Fundesarte.
Julien holds a Master’s Degree on Cultural Heritage Preservation from the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, in Paris.
The place, the catalyst and the community, learning from CoderDojo Madrid
An Architect by training, Alfredo has been teaching in our Department form the start of our Design program, and has a wide design teaching experience at an international level. A professional and consultant in the area of web and interaction design, Alfredo has played da key role in all our main recent projects, such as the Informanimation Erasmus IP and the 2CO Communicating Complexity International Design Conference.
Contemporary Attempts: Craft meets Design Once Again in Turkey
Associate Professor in Industrial Design at Istanbul Technical University
Her areas of expertise range from the history of design to Turkish traditional handcrafts. The core of Gülname’s academic interest is in the interaction between Applied Arts, Craft and Design, Cultural Heritage Management. She also works as a designer and consultant to Turkish brands known with particular emphasis on Turkish cultural heritage.
Design and artisan production
A researcher at the University of S.Marino/IUAV (Venice school of Architecture and Design), Massimo is a designer with a wide expertise in innovation through design in the ancient craft of Venetian glassblowing. He conceived the “Vetro da usare” workshop, in which 18 designers collaborated with ten of Venice’s finest glass workshops. He has also been manager and coordinator of design/craft research projects in Vietnam, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo.
Wood, design and tradition
Kosice Technical University, Slovakia
Associate Professor in Design at Kosice Technical University, Slovakia, where he is Head in the design Department. Tibor’s work either as a researcher and as designer revolves around the combination of traditional techniques, design and innovation, looking for new possibilities through a continuous experimentation with materials, technologies and construction.
Associate Professor in Design at the Alghero Department of Architecture, Design and Planning
Over the years he has oriented his research work towards the interactions between design and digital technology, working on various fields 3D modeling and design visualization, the exploration of new languages for making information accessible, through visual design. More recently, in his research laboratory ‘animazionedesign’, has started to work on ways to develop a design approach aware of the local dimension, working in Morocco and Palestine.
Nicolò is currently working on the development of an Alghero based new post-graduate course of study in Neo-local Design.
Tradition Craft, Innovation: Design for Sustainable Development. The Share(D)esign experience
Researcher and Narrative designer, Univ. of Florence
After graduating in Industrial Design at the University of Florence Valentina started focusing on promoting territories, crafts and local enterprises through narrative-driven projects. As part of the Sharedesign team in Marrakech, Morocco, she is involved in various cooperation projects. She is a researcher in the Design Department of the University of Florence