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I define myself a hybrid designer, due to my interdisciplinary background, that I tried to depict through the stream graph above. Everything starts in 1997, my passion for computer programming brings me to study informatics at the high school and then, exhausted by the code and by the bug fixing process, I decided to give my education a radical shift and continue my studies in the design field. In 2005 I finally received a MA in Visual Communication at the Politecnico di Milano, after eight years of studies and works at Erazero (2003 – 2010), a cross-media studio in Milan, partner of MTV Italy.

Since 2006, my collaboration with the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano has started, working as a lecturer and then as a researcher, teaching the Unibz master students “Web and Media” and researching on “Visual Journalism”, an innovative way to inform a wider audience on complex phenomena in an engaging way. I still work as a designer, and even my research is practice-based oriented. Recently I decided to research more on the impact that social multimedia projects have on local communities, so I started a Ph.D. at the Università di Trento on the impact of visual journalism practices on small communities.

Publications

2016 Il potere dei dati (chapter)
Ed. Effequ
ISBN 9788898837212

2015 Data Journalism: inside the global future (chapter)
Ed. Abramis Adacemic Publishing
ISBN 9781845496630

2013 Proceedings of the XVI Generative art conference
ISBN 978-88-96610-25-1

2011 Spaghetti Vespa Typography
Progetto Grafico #20
ISSN 1824-1301

Proceedings of the 6th Swiss design network:
”Negotiating futures design fiction”
ISBN 978-3-9523662-1-9

Awards

2016 European Design Award 2016 🏆
DIG Award Finalist 2016

2015 Data Journalism Award 2015 🏆
DIG Award Finalist 2015

Talks/Events
2017 Talk Visualized.io Milan "Europa Dreaming: a different narrative on migration"
Jury Member World Press Photo Award
 
2016 Talk AISS Congress "Le forme della narrazione nel web-based documentary: Europa Dreaming"
Talk TEDx Arezzo “People’s Republic of Bolzano”
Talk "Visual Jorunalism for Social change" #VJSS2016 – Free University of Bozen Bolzano, Italy
Lecture "Europa Dreaming" Summer school 2016 für dramatisches und essayistisches schreiben
Lecture "Visual Jorunalism for Social change" Esodoc – European Social Documentary, Goldrain, Italy
 
2015 Talk World Usability Day “People’s Republic Bolzano”, Rome, Italy
Talk Italian Doc Screenings “Make Media Make Change”, Rome, Italy
Talk “Make media, make change” ESoDoc – European Social Documentary, Goldrain, Italy
Talk “Make media, make change”, Sheffield docfest, UK
Jury Hackathon Bolzano 2015, Bolzano, Italy
 
2014 Workshop “Play with data”, Elisava, Barcelona
 
2013 Speaker and Exhibition “Cornu Portraits”, XVI Generative Art Conference, Triennale, Milan
Workshop “On Visual journalism”, SISSA, Trieste, Italy
Workshop “Generative semantic typography”, Castrignano de’ Greci, Italy
 
2011 Lecture “Design by Code”, German University of Cairo, Egypt
Exhibition “Spaghetti Vespa Typography”, Budapest Design Week, Hungary
Exhibition “Spaghetti Vespa Typography”, Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy
Workshop “Type in Motion”, Free University of Bozen, Italy
 
2010 Workshop “Algorithmic and analog ornament”, 6th Swiss Design Network, FH Nordwestschweiz in Basel, Swiss
Speaker “Digital. Material. Structural. Ornament Today.”, Free University of Bozen, Italy
 
2009 Lecture “An interactive designer”, Chulalongkorn University – Bangkok, Thailand
Workshop “Stories from another world”, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey