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Carlo Arnaldo Vezzoli

Carlo Vezzoli is Full Professor of Design at the Politecnico di Milano University and within this Institution for nearly than 25 years he has been researching and teaching on design for sustainability. Nowadays in Politecnico di Milano he holds the courses of product Design for environmental Sustainability and System Design for Sustainability, and he is the head of the research lab LeNSlab_Polimi Polimi on Design and system Innovation for Sustainability (DIS).

He has delivered worldwide (outside Italy) courses and lectures in universities in Africa (Botswana, Kenya, South Africa and Uganda), Asia (China, India, Japan and Thailand); The Americas (Brazil, Colombia and Mexico), and Europe (Estonia, Finland, France, Norway, The Netherlands and United Kingdom).

He presented in international congresses, in Europe (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands and United Kingdom), the Americas (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and United States), Africa (South Africa, Uganda), and Asia (India and China).

Since 2007 he is founder of the Learning Network on Sustainability which is a worldwide multipolar network of nearly 150 design Universities covering all continents, with the aim of diffusing design for sustainability with an open access ethos.

He has written several books published in English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese.

In 2021 he has been awarded the title of PhD Honoris Causa by the Federal university of Parana.

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Doctor Honoris Causa