Arianna Mazzeo Lecture

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 5:00pm

Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall Room A-11

Arianna Mazzeo will discuss how, through Participant-observation fieldwork and exploration urban sprawls, Pittsburgh might co-design a vibrant and textured rendering of cultural others. Senses, smells, colours, sounds and feelings: could a city be embodied? Who is the embodied citizen?

Arianna is Design Research and Social Digital Innovation Professor as well as the DIrector of the Masterlab in Service Design Systems, and Head of International Relations at Elisava Barcelona School of Design and Engineering in Barcelona. Involved in European Innovation Projects since 2000, she coordinates under the frame of the Open Design Program, the first European Open Design School based on the open culture values, collaboration and co-design with community and collaborative cities, to open new scenarios in design education through design research. She holds a PhD in Design Ethnography and she is responsible for the International design research group Cambio / Changes, to foster inclusive leadership impacting in design education through design research experimental format. From September 2017, she lead with Ezio Manzini the DesisLab Elisava and the Desis Network Cluster "Design for City-Making. Collaborative Cities", to explore how cities can play a role in generating or regenerating urban commons. She has worked in Cameroon, Mexico, Turkey, Armenia, and South Africa on social digital innovation programs and local government policy agenda, in order to re-design and re-think design education through new open educational resources (OER) and new learning format, outside the classroom, in the city as the open lab of opportunities for all.