Arianna Mazzeo holds a PhD in Design and Ethnography. She is Design for Social Innovation Professor and Desis Lab Elisava Coordinator, Director of the Masterlab in Service Design, and Director of International Development at the Elisava Barcelona School of Design and Engineering, Barcelona, Spain. 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 new emerging business models for open innovation research in design education. She is responsible for the research group Cambio / Changes, The People Agency helping professionals, private and public institutions, cultural and creative hubs, administrations, foundations, associations and creative industries informal groups to innovate through design and to make tools and strategy for a real impact. She has worked in Cameroon, Mexico, Turkey, Armenia, and South Africa on social innovation programs within the local community in order to re-design and re-think education through new open educational resources (OER) and new spaces outside the classroom, the city, and the town as the open source lab.
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