Nesta Italia Incontra – The future of health

Il 26 marzo siamo stati a Torino al primo incontro del ciclo Nesta Italia Incontra con una sessione Show & Tell (ore 16:00-18:00) dedicata all’Innovazione sociale digitale curata da me e Serena Cangiano all’interno del progetto DSI4EU, tra i cui partner c’è WeMake, intorno al tema della salute e della cura. Il nostro obiettivo è la condivisione di esperienze tra i promotori di iniziative locali che stanno contribuendo ad innovare il mondo della cura dal basso partendo dal presupposto che l’innovazione sociale sia un processo continuo di contaminazione, apprendimento e co-creazione.

A seguire si è tenuto un dibattito a cui abbiamo contrinuito insieme ad Halima Khan, Executive Director dell’Health Lab di Nesta, che ci ha condiviso l’esperienza inglese dell’approccio di People Powered Health alla presenza di Elena Como, Research Area Manager di LAMA Agency.

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Exploring Citizen Engagement on The Next Generation Internet

In April and May 2017, Atomium – European Institute for Science Media and Democracy (EISMD) run a citizen engagement and media campaign on the issue of The Next Generation Internet as the latest deployment of the REIsearch Platform. The campaign was developed in collaboration with leading European research organisations, media, policy makers and stakeholders from both the public, private and third sector with the aim of:
– create a responsible and informed multi-stakeholder debate on the issue;
– create and promote access to reliable information on the issue;
– increase inter-disciplinary and inter-sectoral debate;
– collect and analyse results to deliver to researchers and policymakers;
– bridge the gap between science, society and policy;
– increase dialogue and discussion between science, media, society and policy.

The results of the campaign were presented in Brussels, on the 6th and 7th of June 2017, during the Next Generation Internet Summit held with the intention to support the European Commission to build a strategy together with leading policy makers, renewed innovators, researchers and citizens to foster the development of the internet, as a powerful, open, data-driven, user-centric, interoperable platform ecosystem, for the benefit of citizens and companies.

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Activating Disruptive Fashion Modes and Practices

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16th December 2016, 14.00-17.00hrs, BITZ, unibz fablab, via Rosmini 7/9, Bolzano

I tool part to a seminar organized by ModeUncut  focusing on disruptive modes of creating clothing that contest the wasteful, socially unjust practices of the mainstream fashion industry. Speakers included also Cecilia Palmer from Berlin and Anja-Lisa Hirscher from Ulm, Germany; Francesco Mazzarella from Loughborough, UK.

A Seminar: Disrupting Fashion Modes: Future Goals, Strategies and Practice

Programme

14.00 Introduction and opening talk. Alastair Fuad-Luke, Unibz, Bolzano. Download presentation as PDF: alastairfuad-luke_bitz_161216

14.15 “Making differently…together: New value creation with connected production”. Anja-Lisa Hirscher, Mode Uncut, Ulm.  Download presentation as PDF: anjahirscher_bitz_161216

14.35 “Circularity in fashion”. Cecilia Palmer, Fashion & Code. Download presentation as PDF: ceciliapalmer_bitz_161216

14.55 Francesco Mazzarella, University of Loughborough. “How can the service designer activate meaningful routes towards sustainable futures?”

15.15 “Fashioning platforms: How digital fabrication is changing the idea of production”. Zoe Romano, co-founder WeMake Makerspace Milan. Download presentation as PDF: zoeromano_bitz_161216

15.35 Panel discussion

15.50 Refreshment break

16.00 Co-creation exercises with speakers and the audience.
Part I Affinity/cluster analysis of post-its generated by the audience from the speakers’ talks.
Part II World cafe.

16.50 Summing up. Moderators from the World Cafe tables reflect on co-created outcomes.

17.00 Workshop ends.

MODE UNCUT is a think-do tank, collaborative network and platform for exploring and disrupting fashion practices, by reconfiguring designer-producer-consumer relationships. Collaborators include researchers, practitioners, commercial and social entrepreneurs and citizens.

Wearables e tessuti intelligenti a D.N.O

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Dal 27 giugno al 3 luglio WeMake ha partecipato a Digital Experience Week, settimana dedicata allo sviluppo della conoscenza dell’innovazione digitale, alle mutazioni degli stili di vita, alle scoperte scientifiche e all’innovazione a Milano organizzata da Class.

Siamo stati invitati a esporre nell’area a cura di Italo Rota ed Emilio Antinori intitolata D.N.O. Digital Native Objects, mostra dedicata ai produttori di oggetti di robotica applicata, agli oggetti e agli strumenti che coinvolgono il digitale e il quotidiano, esplorando le loro potenzialità e le possibili espansioni.

Alla mostra presso Palazzo Giureconsulti (via Mercanti, 2 – h.10-19) abbiamo esposto The Culture Dress, il risultato della Maker in Residence che Afroditi Psarra e Dafni Papadopoulou hanno svolto a WeMake durante la settimana della moda nel 2015.

Inoltre sabato 2 luglio ho parlato Wearables e tessuti intelligenti nella sessione delle talk pomeridiane:

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