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Francesco Mazzarella MPhil

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PhD Student

Francesco holds a BSc (Hons) in Industrial Design and an MSc (Hons) in Ecodesign awarded from the Politecnico di Torino in Italy. He has also been an Erasmus Student at the University of Twente (Netherlands) and Visiting Student at the Minas Gerais State University (Brazil). Francesco’s work has been published in international peer reviewed conference proceedings, presented at PhD colloquia and included in academic poster competitions.

Francesco has international experiences as design researcher, lecturer and practitioner. He has a strategic approach to service design, with the aim to transition grassroots communities towards a sustainable future. With his systemic thinking, international network and sharp visualisation skills, Francesco is interested in co-designing collaborative services and systems triggering holistic sustainability.

Research Group: Sustainable Design.

Francesco is currently pursuing a full time PhD at Loughborough Design School, within the Sustainable Design Research Group, and funded by the AHRC Design Star CDT. His research project aims to explore how service design can contribute to encourage textile artisans’ communities towards a sustainable future (i.e. providing social engagement, rescuing cultural heritage, boosting economic development and enhancing environmental stewardship).

Service Design for the Future of Textile Artisans’ Communities: An Enabling Ecosystem Towards Sustainability and Social Innovation

Key areas of expertise: Service Design, Social Innovation, Sustainable Design, Textile Artisanship