Giuseppe worked on DiDIY project from September 2015 until August 2016.
Amateurs committed to self-production (i.e. Do-It-Yourself or, simply, DIY) are reshaping the relationship between production and consumption. The spreading of this trend suggests scenarios in which non-professional people are, or will be, able to create artefacts. The socio-cultural changes fostered by the development of open-source and digital technologies have introduced a significant shift towards the revival of making and crafting, thus fostering creativity, sustainability and customization.
She holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Design. She is an Associate Professor at the School of Design and Design Dept at Politecnico di Milano, where she is also in charge of scientific co-ordination within and between the IDEActivity Center and the BioDesign Laboratory.
Politecnico di Milano (www.polimi.it) is a scientific-technological university funded in 1863, which trains engineers, architects and industrial designers. The University has always focused on the quality and innovation of its teaching and research, developing a fruitful relationship with business and productive world by means of experimental research and technological transfer.