Prof. Carlo Vezzoli , Italy
Topic/Area of Research: System Design and Innovation for Sustainability
Affiliation: Design Department, Politecnico di Milano
Biography: For 20 years, he has been researching and teaching on design for sustainability. At the Design department of the Politecnico di Milano University, he is professor of product Design for environmental Sustainability and System Design for Sustainability as well as head of both the research group Design and system Innovation for Sustainability (DIS) and the Lab Learning Network on Sustainability_Italy (LeNS_LAB Italy). Among others, since 2007 he is founder of the Learning Network on Sustainability which is a worldwide multipolar network of networks of design Higher Education Institutions covering all continents, with the aim of diffusing design for sustainability with an open and copy left ethos. He is now coordinating The LeNSin EU funded (Erasmus+ program) 3 years project involving 36 Universities as partners from Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, India, China, United Kingdom, The Netherland, Finland and Italy. His book Design for Environmental Sustainability has been published in English (London: Springer, 2008), Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Taiwanise and Spanish. His most recent book Product-Service System design for Sustainability (London: Greenleaf, 2014), will be soon published even in Chinese, Thai and Portuguese.