Ada Ferri

Getting dressed for the South Pole

Technological progress in materials science has made the human species able to adapt to extreme cold. Ada Ferri, an associate professor at the Applied Science and Technology Department of the Politecnico di Torino, unveils these progresses and explains garment design and the general idea of the strategy to adopt when getting dressed for extremely cold environments.

Ada Ferri, an associate professor at the Applied Science and Technology Department of Politecnico di Torino, will unveil the technological progress in materials science, which has made human being a species adapted to extreme cold. She will focus on garment design, and will explain the general idea of the strategy to adopt when getting dressed for extremely cold environments.

Riccardo D’Avino

Unruly, stubborn and obsessive – Music and me

Every person has their own way of being a musician. Riccardo D’Avino is too refined for talent shows and too commercial for big cultural events, and is a young singer from Torino. In this performance, he sings and plays some pieces from his most recent album, “Ritorno al silenzio” (Back to silence).

Riccardo D’Avino, too refined for talent shows and too commercial for big cultural events, is a young singer and songwriter from Torino who will perform some pieces from his most recent album, “Ritorno al silenzio” (The return to silence) during our conference. He will share a description and a story about his way to be a musician.

Lorenzo Di Ciaccio

Social issue and business

Every person has a “secret” power to unleash that can transform you into an innovator. Transforming a social issue into a business sounds impossible, but here Lorenzo Di Ciaccio tells his story. He is the founder of Pedius, a phone service for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Lorenzo Di Ciaccio is the founder of Pedius, a phone service for the deaf and hard of hearing. Transforming a social issue into a business sounds impossible, but the reality is that every individual has a “secret” power to unleash, finding how it will transform you into an innovator.

Michele Pacileo

DFA: Design For All

Graphic design should be based on the respect of all types of people. In this talk, Michele discusses his attempt to encourage this conviction that any good designer should “create” without forgetting that they are working for everyone and that everyone has the right to access what the designer creates.

MIchele Pacileo will explain his attempt to encourage a form of graphic design based on the respect of all types of person. He is deeply convinced that any good designer should “create” without forgetting that he is working for everyone and that everyone has the right of access to what the designer creates.

Andrea Pregel

#DrawDisability: challenging stereotypes one drawing at a time

How would you draw disability? In this talk, you can see drawings by thousands of children from over 50 countries on the theme of disability. Andrea Pregel, an inclusion advocate and co-founder, president and executive director of GLOBI, shares the impact of the global campaign #DrawDisability and underlines the importance of empowering children, youth, and everyone with disabilities.

Andrea Pregel, an inclusione advocate from Italy and co-founder, president and executive director of GLOBI, will show us drawings made by thousands of children from over 30 countries on the theme of disability and present the impact of the global campaign #DrawDisability. He will underline the importance of empowering children, youth and everyone with disabilities.

Valentina Noya

Self-empowering visual methods

Images are powerful tools in our society. The capacity of developing a critical sensibility to analyse the world with your own eyes is the the first step to not to be overwhelmed. Valentina will share with us how the application of visual methods in the participatory action-research help suggest and share new best practise among different fields.

Daniele Santi

Powerlessness and nuclear weapons

Could nuclear weapons disarmament actually start from a social and even personal disarmament? Daniele Santi, who works for Senzatomica, Italy’s largest grassroots movement to abolish nuclear weapons, will share his experience as an activist and will explain how important and controversial nuclear weapon disarmament is still today and how every person can do something to solve this issue.

Daniele Santi, who is working for Senzatomica, Italy’s largest grassroots movement to abolish nuclear weapons, will share his experience as an activist and will explain how important and controversial nuclear weapon disarmament is still today. He will show us how nuclear weapon disarmament starts from a social and even personal disarmament, and how much a single person can do to change the situation.

Lorenzo Ongaro

Food in love

Falling in love with food can change our lives and the world around us, but there’s no recipe to do it: just the right ingredients. Lorenzo, a filmmaker and digital storyteller, will share with us how he tried to find these ingredients through his personal love story.

Anna Citelli – Raoul Bretzel

Capsula Mundi – redesigning the coffin

Could our perception of death be changed by simply redesigning one object, the coffin? Anna and Raoul, two designers who are part of the Capsula Mundi project, believe so. Their goal is to change the perception of death, not as the end of life but as the beginning of a return path in the biological cycle of life.

Anna and Raoul, two designers who are part of the Capsula Mundi project, will talk about the opportunity to change our perception of death through the redesigning of a single object: the coffin. The goal is to change the perception of death, not as the end of the life but as the beginning of a return path in the biological cycle.