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The Department

The Department of Design is the leading Italian centre for scientific research in the field of design. Rooted in the Italian design culture, it is oriented towards exploring new disciplinary frontiers, putting design at the service of contemporary challenges.



Big data and creative process

Salone del Mobile 2022

Politecnico di Milano's initiatives for the Salone del Mobile


Lab.I.R.Int, Genera e Comune di Milano.

Casa Chiaravalle


DIY Materials

Materials and self-production



From a microscope to a prototype for a resilient architecture

Meet our researchers

Alessandro Colizzi

Join the dots: narrating design between archives and testimonials

Conosci chi fa ricerca

Paolo Volonté

Design, Technology & Society



Neighborhood vocabulary


Building Pedagogical Futures in the Present. Dispatches on How to Imagine and Design an Otherwise

Tuesday 7th June 2022, from 12:00 - 16:00 BST / 13:00 - 17:00 CET

Half day event part of the ERASMUS+ Strategic Partnership project FUEL4Design: Future Education and Literacy for Designers.

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PoliSocial Award

SOSpesa | Reti di vicinato per il recupero, la distribuzione e la valorizzazione dell’eccedenza alimentare

Five research projects have been selected as winners of the Polisocial Award, the competition promoted each year by the University as part of its social responsibility programme.

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Gianfranco Ferré Research Centre

Archivi Storici del Politecnico di Milano

The Gianfranco Ferré Research Centre was launched, collecting the immense heritage left by the designer who graduated from the Milan Polytechnic in 1969.

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Kick off event for the Collaborative Kitchen project

The Collaborative Kitchen opens!

Lunedì, 20 settembre 2021, 11 a.m - Loris Malaguzzi International Center

Kick off event for the Collaborative Kitchen project on Monday, September 20 from 11 am to 1 pm

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Italian Design Day

Project and materials: new challenges for the sustainable recovering of the Made in Italy

Martedì 7 settembre 2021, 6 p.m. - online

A speech by Anna Barbara, Professor – Design Department, Politecnico di Milano

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Designing in an age of uncertainty

Design Marathon 2021

Lunedì, 1 settembre, 2021 – 15:00, Youtube

Al via la seconda edizione della Design Marathon 2021, evento organizzato dal Polimi Design System. Attraverso sessioni di 30 minuti i 48 ospiti svilupperanno i loro interventi intorno al concetto di "Designing in an age of uncertainty" per indagare il ruolo, le condizioni e le aspettative future di giovani designer e ricercatori.

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Campus Bovisa

The new spaces of the Department of Design

24H Worldwide Design Conversations

As contemporary society is facing new global challenges, new generations have the responsibility to bring forward important changes and pick out good practices for the future. The POLIMI Design System community of the Politecnico di Milano launched, on June 23, 2021, the 2nd edition of the 24H Worldwide Design Conversations: a continuous 24-hour live broadcast dedicated to the culture of the project, oriented towards reflection on design practice changes.

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Meet our researchers

Alessandro Colizzi

I’ve just come back from Montreal, Canada, where I was a professor at the École de design at UQAM from 2005 onwards. I taught History of Graphic Design, Typography and Type Design, Exhibition Design and Critical Design.


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Anna Barbara

Sono Anna Barbara (Barbara è il cognome), e sono ricercatrice e docente nel Corso di Laurea in Design degli Interni. Da oltre un ventennio mi occupo di indagare il coinvolgimento del tempo e dei sensi nella progettazione dei luoghi.


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James Postell

After 32 years of teaching in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati. I bring to the Politecnico a passion for teaching and thinking about design and the making of design.


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Laura Galluzzo

I am part of Polimi Desis Lab (Design for social Innovation and sustainability) and my research projects mainly focus on spaces as places of social cohesion and collaboration. I teach as an Adjunct Professor at the School of Design in the Interior Design and Product Service System Design degree programmes.


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Marina Parente

For three years I attended the School of Specialisation in Industrial Design, the first to be established in Italy by Roberto Mango in an era in which Design Degree programmes did not exist.

Design Lab System

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LAB | Fashion

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LAB | Prototypes

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