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For a Local Circular Economy

Ott, another paradigmatic ceramic Ott, another paradigmatic ceramic Studio Yoon Seok-hyeon, Natural resin


The Scientific Committee has the role of supervising the selection of projects for the Materials Design Map
Full list to be announced

The committee includes:

  • Barbara Pollini, sustainable design and materials specialist. Since 2010 she has been dealing with sustainable design and materials as a designer, consultant, teacher and researcher. She owns a master in Ecodesign and Eco-innovation, a master's degree in Computational Design, and she recently concluded a Ph.D. in Design (2023) researching biodesigned and biofabricated materials for the sustainability transition. Since 2012 she has been a lecturer at Naba in Milan on sustainable design and materials, Biodesign and Design Fiction.

  • Giuliana Zoppis, architect and journalist, has worked with various magazines and newspapers since early 1980s: Il Sole 24Ore, Abitare, Ottagono, Ambiente Cucina, Marie Claire, Il Salvagente, Famiglia Cristiana, Cose di Casa, the weeklies D (with Dcasa and Door) and Il Venerdì La Repubblica. Ambassador for the Italian Design Day 2018 in Addis Abeba/Ethiopia, she coordinates the Social Design Commission of ADI, after her involvement in the Sustainability Commission. In 2006, she founded the first circuit for the promotion of sustainable living, Best UP.

  • Giuseppe Barbalinardo is a scientist with expertise in materials and technological applications. He received a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from the University of California, Davis, and has published several papers on material discovery in high-impact journals. He co-founded WeVux and is part of the Scientific Committee of the Materials Design Map.


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