Head of international Relations at Elisava Barcelona Design School and Engineering
Arianna Mazzeo is Design Research and Social Digital Innovation Professor, the Director of the Masterlab in Service Design Systems, and the Director of International Relations at the ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering, Barcelona, Spain. Involved in European Innovation Projects since 2000, she coordinates under the frame of the Open Design Program, the first European Open Design School based on the open culture values, collaboration and co-design with community and collaborative cities, to open new scenarios in design education trough design research. She holds a PhD in Design Ethnography and she is responsible for the design research group Cambio / Changes, helping professionals, private and public institutions, cultural and creative hubs, administrations, foundations, associations, and creative industries as well as informal groups to research through design for a real impact. From September 2017, she lead with Ezio Manzini, the Desis Network Cluster, “Design for City-Making,” to explore how cities can play a role in generating, or regenerating, urban commons. She has worked in Cameroon, Mexico, Turkey, Armenia, and South Africa on social digital innovation programs and local government policy agenda in order to re-design and re-think education through new open educational resources (OER) and new learning format outside the classroom, in the city as the open lab of opportunities for all.