Milano Design PhD festival 21-23 February 2018 8th Edition

Defending sessions

Meet the PhD candidates defending their theses
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Elisa Bacchetti

Towards sustainable energy for All. Designing Sustainable Product-Service System applied to Distributed Renewable Energy

Fri 23 February 2018 | 09.00
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Marta Corubolo

Design in a Collaborative Multi-Stakeholder Ecosystem. Growing Social Innovation Through Cross-Sector Partnerships

Fri 23 February 2018 | 09.00
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Lucie Decker

Iconic Textiles and Cultural Coordinates. Relationship Between Art and Design for the Valorization of Transcultural Characters in the Textile Field.

Fri 23 February 2018 | 09.00
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Felipe Domingues

Pragmatism within Design Practices: Proposal of paradigm shift in design semiotics research

Fri 23 February 2018 | 10.00
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Andrèa Ferreira de Andrade Poshar

Designer as a Culture Mediator

Thu 22 February 2018 | 10.30
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Giorgia Galimberti

From Metallic powder to object (design manufacturing context)

Thu 22 February 2018 | 10.00
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Agnese Piselli

Materials selection in the professional appliances industry

Thu 22 February 2018 | 09.00
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Marta Isabella Reina

Communication Design for Gender Cultures

Thu 22 February 2018 | 09.00
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Ricardo Saint-Clair

In the Interior of Innovation: The Makerspace Paradigm

Fri 23 February 2018 | 10.00
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Xue Pei

Developing Design Capabilities in Third Sector Leveraging Social Transformation through Designerly Organisational Design Approach

Fri 23 February 2018 | 10.00

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About design PhD Festival

Learn about the Milano Design PhD Festival
Design &... New Manufacturing. Cultures. Technological Shift. Humanities. Social Impact.

Milano Design PhD Festival is a program of meetings with the international protagonists of design culture.

It is an occasion to take part in the final PhD defenses of PhD candidates.

All venues are open to the public from 21 to 23 February 2018 and are organized in English.

The intention is to discuss several issues in design process among Italian and international researchers, PhD candidates and world mentioned professors.

The five areas of research of the 8th edition are: Design & New Manufacturing, Design & Culture, Design & Technological Shift, Design & Humanities, Design & Social Impact.

All events are taking place at Politecnico di Milano, Campus Bovisa, Via Candiani 72, the setting of the specific events are detailed in the program.

  • Defending sessions

    10 PhD candidates

  • design pills

    15 international speakers

  • Scientific Seminars

    organized by the PhD students in Design

  • PhDrinks

    Drinks and Networking

Navigating uncertainty, together. The Scientific Seminar organized by the 2nd year Ph.D. candidates

design pills

Participate in open lectures given by international speakers. 22-23 February at 3pm

Prof. Weston Baxter

Imperial College, UK

Design and Contaminated Interaction

Prof. Teresa Franqueira

Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Design Boundaries: Fostering Social Innovation and Collaboration

Prof. Idil Gaziulusoy

Aalto University, Finland

“Sustainability Transition and Design”

Prof. Barry Katz

Stanford University, USA

“Design: From Link-in-a-Chain to Hub-of-a-Wheel”

Prof. Ilpo Koskinen

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

“Ten Years After: Understanding the Long Tail of a Social Design Project”

Prof. Dijon De Moraes

Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais,

“Eco, Kant and the Platypus: The Design Challenges in the Global Culture”

Prof. Andrea Nanetti

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

“Culture, Heritage, and Creativity in an Artificial Intelligence Perspective”

Prof. Katharina Niemeyer

Université du Québec-Montréal, Canada

“Vintage, Nostalgia and Media Cultures”

Prof. Giampaolo Proni

Università di Bologna, Italy

“Design and the Joy of Grasping the World. Semiotics for a Different Look”

Prof. Hyysalo Sampsa

Aalto University, Finland

“The Mundane and Strategic Work in Collaborative Design”

Prof. Pieter Jan Stappers

TU Delft, The Netherlands

“Research through Design – The Designerly Contribution to the Growth of Knowledge”

Prof. Carlos Teixeira

IIT-Institute of Design, USA

“Design Strategies for Complex Spaces of Innovation”

Prof. Jouke Verlinden

TU Delft, The Netherlands

“Changing the Fabric of Manufacturing by Augmented Fabrication and Ultra-Personalised Products”

Prof. Birgit Weller

Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin, Germany

“You Tarzan – Me Jane. Gender Codes in Design”

Prof. Sylvia Xihui Liu

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

“Managing Value Creation through Design Thinking”

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Download here the full program of Milano Design Phd Festival 2018.

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