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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.


Politecnico di Milano still among the top 20 universities in the World

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023


Design “within walls”

Storytelling as an action-research practice in marginal contexts


Space Design for New Human Beings

New European Bauhaus Festival Exhibition


Ambrogino d'Oro to Off Campus

Important recognition for the project promoted by Polisocial


Doctor Honoris Causa

Professor Carlo Vezzoli



A digital ecosystem to connect the textile-knitwear manufacturing system with future design talents

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Design, Technology & Society

Paolo Volonté


JRP Active Ageing

The Joint Research Platform

Situated Vocabularies - re-framing participation with fragile communities


07-12 june, ore 10 am - 6 am, OFF CAMPUS Nolo, Mercato Comunale di Viale Monza 54

"Situated Vocabularies - re-framing participation with fragile communities" is the title of a hybrid event (exhibition + workshop activity) highlighting the “Vocabolario di Quartiere (Neighbourhood Vocabulary)”, a Participatory Design research project of the Politecnico di Milano developed within OFF CAMPUS Nolo located inside the Municipal Market of Viale Monza in the Nolo neighbourhood.

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Rethink the Borgo


Sunday 5 June at 5.00 p.m

Opening of the didactic exhibition "Re.tinking the Borgo" at Villa Arconati in Castellazzo di Bollate in Milan.

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New European Bahuaus

The Festival of the New European Bauhaus

From 9 to 12 June

The Festival of the New European Bauhaus, organised by the European Commission, is coming alive. The initiative will bring together people from all of Europe to discuss and shape our future, one that is sustainable, inclusive, and beautiful. The Festival will offer online events and live events in Brussels and side events all over Europe. Also the Politecnico di Milano will join the initiative!

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Tomorrow living

5-12 June, c/o MEET Digital Culture Center, Viale Vittorio Veneto, 2, Milan.

For the upcoming Salone del Mobile, MEET presents Tomorrow Living - a project co-created with Huawei, curated by Robert Thieman of Frame.

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

PoliSocial Award

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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Archivi Storici del Politecnico di Milano

Gianfranco Ferré Research Centre

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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The Collaborative Kitchen opens!

Kick off event for the Collaborative Kitchen project

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

Italian Design Day

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

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

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Design Marathon 2021

Designing in an age of uncertainty

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


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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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