Ezio Manzini

Visiting Faculty
Nationality: Italian

Professor of Design at the Politecnico di Milano, Director of the Unit of Research Design and Innovation for Sustainability, coordinator of the Doctorate in Industrial Design. He has been Director of the Domus Academy in Milano, Chair Professor of Design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and visiting lecturer at the Tohoku University in Japan. In 2006 he was nominated to be an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts at The New School of New York and at the Goldsmiths College, University of London (2008). His works are based on strategic design and design for sustainability, with a focus on the design for social innovation. He is now coordinating CCSL, Creative Communities for Sustainable Lifestyles: a research on grassroots social innovation in China, India, Brazil and Africa. His latest book is Collaborative Services. Social Innovation and Design for Sustainability, (Jegou, F., Manzini, E. Polidesign. Milano, 2008).

Several papers can be found at: http://www.sustainable-everyday.net