Dr. Lorenzo Imbesi is an architect, with a PhD in Environmental Design, and a Professor at Sapienza University of Rome in Rome, Italy. Previous to his position at Sapienza, he was Associate Professor at Carleton University, School of Industrial Design (Ottawa, Canada). He is a critic and essayist for many reviews, and is currently Co-Director of the magazine DIID – Disegno Industriale. He has also served as a keynote speaker and coordinator for several international conferences and curated design exhibitions and events. His interests include the impact of new technologies and artifacts on design culture--especially its critical expressions and theoretical inter/trans/post-disciplinary implications with regard to our contemporary knowledge society and the social, cultural, and ethical.
Dr. Loredana Di Lucchio is an Architect and Strategic Designer. She earned her PhD while studying the relationship between design and production as phenomena involved within semantic, technological, and consumption aspects.
She currently directs research activities for the Arts, Design and New Technologies section of the I.T.A.C.A. Deptartment at Sapienza Università di Roma. She has lectured on strategic and advanced design topics at several national and international conferences. In her work she examines the relatonships between design, technologies, production, and consumption. Currently, her research focuses on the collaborative possibilities between the Italian and Chinese Design and Productive System for developing a new network to overcome the idea of delocalization and, at the same time, the idea of globalization towards a glocal dynamic of consumption.
She is the author of Il Design delle Strategie. Un modello interpretativo della relazione tra design e impresa [Design of Strategies. An interpretative model of the relationship between design and business], Gangemi Editore, 2005. She is co-editor of the “Factory” section of DIID – Disegno Industriale Industrial Design, which focuses on on innovative company "case histories."
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