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Anna Meroni

My research focus is service and strategic design for sustainability to foster social innovation, participation and local development.

Co-founder of the Polimi DESIS Lab and of the international DESIS Network (Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability), I have developed a specific expertise in co-design strategies, methods and tools. I originated the concept of community-centred design and I work transversally on new entrepreneurship, place making, public services, urban commons and responsible research and innovation.

Since 2022, I’m Deputy Dean of the School of Design of Politecnico di Milano.
I’m principal investigator of national and international research projects, chair of conferences, author of several publications, member of different scientific boards and visiting lecturer in international universities.


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