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Eleonora Lupo

Assistant professor at the Politecnico di Milano, Ph.D. in Industrial Design and Multimedia Communication at the Design Dept. of Politecnico di Milano in 2007. MA degree in 2001 in Industrial Design at the Design Faculty, Politecnico di Milano. Since 2008 Visiting Researcher and Lecturer at the School of Design Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her research interests are focused on process and product design cultures, humanities driven innovation and design for cultural heritage. In particular on the innovative role of design as strategic and community centred approach in the enhancement and activation of tangible and intangible Cultural Heritage, processes, strategies and design techniques for the cultural heritage awareness and appropriation and sustainable development based on culture, territorial systems and intangible assets, and also for implementing sustainable local knowledge and creative and artistic activities by humanities driven innovation. Along the years, has participated to many research programs, attended several International Conferences, and has been lecturing in different schools in EU (Artesis-Antwerp, Elisava-Barcelona) Brasil (UEMG, Belo Horzonte, Unisinos-Porto Alegre), Argentina (Cordoba University) China (Tongji University Shanghai). Currently leading the following research projects: “Autentico Contemporaneo Milanese” funded by Politecnico di Milano (2011-2012), Mela-European Museum in an Age of Migration, funded by European Community (2010-2015) and involved in “Design for Cultural Heritage between History, Memory, Knowledge” funded by Italian University and Research Ministry (2010-2011). She is also founding Member of the scientific board of the Design& Humanities Lab, funded by Design Dept. and Politecnico di Milano, IT (http://designview.wordpress.com/). She teaches at the School of Design of Milano Politecnico (www.design.polimi.it).