Giuseppe worked on DiDIY project from September 2015 until August 2016.
He was Research Fellow at the IDEActivity Center of Design dept, Politecnico di Milano. He explores the relationship between people and products in order to promote a shift towards sustainable patterns of consumption and production with the contribution of design. Over the last years he has been investigating the grassroots phenomenon of self-production and makers, as an opportunity for social innovation and sustainable impact.
He collaborated with the Sustainable Consumption Research Group at Nottingham Trent University (UK) and as a member of the UK INDEMAND and CIE-MAP Research Centres he investigated attitudes and behaviours at different stages of product life; repair markets and grassroots innovations; and acquisition and development of skills.
He promotes the spreading of awareness and collaborations in this field namely co-founding Mend*RS, i.e. the first symposium in the UK about contemporary repairing culture. He also collaborated in research projects focusing on Design strategies for Sustainable Consumption, Industrial Ecology and Life Cycle Assessment, Bio-inspired design approach, materials innovation, and expressive-sensorial dimension of materials.
Giuseppe is the winner of small and medium size grants, funded by Defra (£137k, with Prof. Tim Cooper et al.), AHRC (£12k, with Dr James Duggan et al), DAIWA Foundation (£4k) and Sasakawa Foundation (£3k). He is author of over fourty publications and invited speaker in conferences and seminars and lead organiser of PLATE conference.
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Role in the DiDIY Project:
Researcher for the Transversal Task 1 (TT1) Creative Design which contributes to all the other DiDIY work packages.