Il futuro della parità di genere


Infografica pubblicata dal Corriere del Ticino e realizzata con i dati della demografa Rossella Palomba tratti dal suo libro “Sognando la parità”.


Passion And Fashion: The Highly Qualified For Work


It has been almost three years since the publication of Produttori di Stile, the notebook reporting the results of a research financed by Provincia di Milano about working practices and flexibility in a number of fashion houses in Milan. At the time we witnessed the presentation  during which authors and promoters, among the other things, underlined how 8 out of 10 contracts, in all the major business companies of such field/section/area, were atypical (cocopro, interns, fake VAT number recordings etc); this not as a response to production peaks, but as basic structural resource, as a far from being atypical strategy/procedure of human resources management.

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Download PDF   Passionate Work: Labor Condition in italian fashion sector 

Scarica PDF Lavoro che passione: le condizioni di lavoro nella moda in Italia

Read the final paper on the Journal of Cultural Research:

This article analyses labour conditions among creative workers in the Milan fashion industry. Employing both qualitative and quantitative methods, the article shows how workers in the Milan fashion industry are generally underpaid and overworked. Despite such dire conditions, fashion work is generally considered gratifying and workers express high levels of satisfaction. The second part of the article attempts to unravel this paradox, departing from McRobbie’s conception of passionate work. It suggests that the promotion of creativity as a desired form of life in the contemporary metropolis has shaped new forms of identity related to symbolic remuneration for work.

Italy stuck at 1% with solar / L’Italia ferma all’1% con il solare

La lunga strada del solare
La lunga strada del solare

(EN) Spain and Germany are leaders in Europe with investments on solar. Grid parity is getting closer and Italy is not prepared as you can see with this clear infographics published on ILsole24ore magazine, and designed by Francesco Franchi.


(IT) Spagna e Germania sono leader in Europa nell’investimento sul solare. La grid parity (il momento in cui l’energia solare costerà come produrre energia da fonti tradizionali) si avvicina sempre più e l’Italia è impreparata come si vede chiaramente da questa infografica pubblicata su IL, magazine del sole 24ore, e realizzata da Francesco Franchi.

Italies and Poverty / Italie e povertà

density design on poverty - click to enlarge
density design on poverty - click to enlarge

(EN) There is not only one Italy, but many Italies affected by poverty in different ways.  Density Design is surely contributing to the construction of representation and visualization models for a multidimensional interpretation of poverty and social exclusion starting from data by The National Institute of Statistics. In their gallery some infographics are good, some other a bit too cryptic to be understandable by all . Nevertheless the idea of revealing information hidden within statistical records (Neurath docet) helps democratic and free access to knowledge and information that is the first step to improve living standards.


(IT) Non c’è un’Italia unica, ma tante Italie che subiscono la povertà in modo diverso. Density Design sta contribuendo con successo a costruire dei modelli di rappresentazione e visualizzazione per dare un’interpretazione multidimensionale della povertà e dell’esclusione sociale della penisola a partire dai dati Istat . Esplorando la loro gallery, alcune infografiche sono azzeccate, altre mi sembrano ancora un po’ troppo criptiche per essere capite da tutti (chi si immaginano come fruitori delle loro mappe?). Ma l’idea stessa di rivelare le informazioni nascoste nelle statistiche (come ci insegna Neurath) aiuta sicuramente l’accesso democratico alla conoscenza e all’informazione, primo passo per migliorare i nostri standard di vita.