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Summer School 2019

23rd to 28th September 2019

Neo-Local Design summer school number 3, will take place next September (23-28) in Alghero.

The School is open to all students of the Department of Architecture, Design and Planning, and to visiting Erasmus students.

This year’s edition will host the 3 following design workshops (participants will have to pick one):

  • Stop Motion animation
    with Eleni Mouri / Vincenzo Maselli

  • Coding and Generative graphic design
    with Alfredo Calosci / Attilio Baghino

  • Portable exhibit design
    with Rolf Leger / Nicolò Ceccarelli / Marco Sironi

As in the past years, the workshop program will be empowered by presentations and conferences, by the School’s teaching staff plus some special guest.

Classes will be in Italian/English, participants will be acknowledged 2 ECTS.


Re-thinking local knowledge as a major asset and using design as a vehicle to combine tradition with innovation …

Registration now open.

Please refers to Nicolò Ceccarelli for further information:



Stop Motion animation

one step at the time ...

with Eleni Mouri, Associate professor in Animation, Athens; Vincenzo Maselli, Animation and multimedia designer, Rome

Eleni Mouri
Vincenzo Maselli

Eleni Mouri

Associate Professor in Animation, Athens

Eleni Mouri is Associate professor of Animation at the Department of Graphic Design and Visual Communication of the University of West Attica. A cartoon and stop motion animator, at UWA Athens Eleni teaches courses in storyboarding, animation and 3D animation. After graduating in Graphic Design at TEI, in 1983, Eleni studied animation in Milan where she graduated in ‘87. From 1990 to 1998 she taught animation and graphics for TV at AkTO. She ten received a Master Degree and a PhD from the University of Novi Sad.

Since the end of the Seventies, and before starting her academic career, Eleni worked professionally in animation in Greece. She is among the founders of ASIFA Greece and a member of ASIFA International.


Vincenzo Maselli

Animation e multimedia designer, Rome

Vincenzo Maselli holds a PhD in design form Rome-La Sapienza University. He works with animation and multimedia design. His research interest ranges from the materiality and aesthetic analysis of stop-motion puppets to the investigation of the evolution of TV for children in Italian television programs from an historical-social perspective, with particular attention to approaches of distribution and to of importing animated products.

Vincenzo also works as a freelance stop-motion animator.

He is a lecurer in Motion Design at the University of Chieti-Pescara.


Coding and Generative graphic design

illustration by formal languages

Alfredo Calosci, Interaction designer and Attilio Baghino, Art Director

Alfredo Calosci
Attilio Baghino

Alfredo Calosci

Interaction Designer

Architect by training, is currently Lecturer of “infographic and data visualization” for the graduate program in Design at the Faculty of Fine Arts - Universidad Complutense Madrid and in “Physical computing” for the Master of Interaction Design at the “Escuela Superior de Diseño”

He works in Madrid as a freelance visual and interaction Designer and collaborates in the research activities of the AnimazioneDesign Lab at the University of Sassari


Attilio Baghino

Art Director

Graphic and interaction designer. Attilio works, in Italy and abroad, for software companies, publishing houses and advertising agencies, designing for print, enhanced e-books and the web.

His clients include: Alkemy Lab, AREL, CONAD, Einaudi, Flying Publisher, Franco Angeli, Hoffmann – Roche, Ilisso, Il Mulino, ISRE, Istituto Europeo di Design, IULM, Mondadori, Olivetti, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Regione Sardegna, Sardegna Ricerche, Spaziomusica, Steinhäuser Verlag, Università di Cagliari, Università di Roma Tre, Università di Sassari.

He holds a degree in Media and Communications and is part of the animazionedesign research lab. at the Department of Architecture, Design and Planning of the University of Sassari-Alghero.


Portable exhibit design.

a museum on the sidewalk ...

with Rolf Leger / Nicolò Ceccarelli / Marco Sironi

Rolf Leger
Nicolò Ceccarelli

Rolf Leger

Creative Director – Kolle Rebbe, Hamburg

After an early career as lead guitarist in Noise-Rock Punk Bands Rolf Leger started pursuing a career in new areas of creativity.

In 2001 he started working in advertising as Junior Art Director at the legendary German Springer & Jacoby agency. The career choice proved itself to be right, since the beginning he has won numerous International Awards, from Clios to Cannes Lions.

Currently Ralf is Creative Director at the Hamburg-based Kolle Rebbe advertisement agency, where he leads a team of 34 including Creative Directors, Online-Creatives, Copywriter and Art-Directors.


Nicolò Ceccarelli

Associate Professor in Design, Alghero

Over the years he has oriented his research work towards the interactions between design and digital technology, exploring a variety of research topics such as 3D modeling and design visualization, heritage valorization.

His love for finding ways for making information accessible, through animation, visual and exhibit design has brought him to start the 2CO_COmmunicating Complexity platform.

In his Alghero research laboratory ‘animazionedesign’, Nicolò has started exploring ways to develop a neo-local design, as an approach centered of the local dimension.

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Marco Sironi

Researcher, Alghero

Marco Sironi’s background combines design skills with a particular acquaintance with literature (Diploma in Design, Bachelor in Aestetics, PhD in Architecture).

(Graphic) designer, co-founder of élitradesign: tiny studio with little money but with a high density of projects. He has taught Basic design eand Visual identity in Milan; form more than ten years he collaborates with Alghero’s School of Design where he teaches Visual Communication and Product Design.

Marco's research interests are centered in the usage of things and of signs, as traces of ways to inabitabile the world, aimed at a non-rhetoric “design ethics”.

The summer School will start on Monday September the 23rd at 9.30 in the Santa Chiara building in Alghero.

Registration is now open


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