Internationalisation projects in the Maghreb conducted by the Dida Area Design

  • Saverio Mecca University of Firenze
  • Giuseppe Lotti University of Firenze
  • Debora Giorgi University of Firenze
  • Eleonora Trivellin University of Firenze
Keywords: internationalisation, design, territory, sustainable development, inter-disciplinary

Abstract

The complexity of the contemporary world requires an in-depth rethinking of the role of design and designers. Its very multi-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary nature, its attempt to interpret the complexity and challenges of contemporary life, requires dealing with ethical issues and continually elaborating new tools which enable the strength deriving from its flexibility and ability to take cross fertilisations on board to be exploited to the full. The Mediterranean can, in particular, be an extremely interesting scenario for experimenting with new educational trajectories which can contribute to reconnecting and recreating that inter-personal and exchange nature which has always been its key characteristic, by means of cultural diversity promotion.

Author Biographies

Saverio Mecca, University of Firenze

Full Professor, he is Director of the Department of Architecture. He is President of the CUIA (Italian University of Architecture Conference) and Director of the research unit INN-LINK-S on innovation and local and native knowledge systems.
E-mail: saverio.mecca@gmail.com

Giuseppe Lotti, University of Firenze

Full Professor at the Department of Architecture. He is the author of over fifty publications and curator of several series on Design, deals with sustainable design in all its forms. He is Scientific Coordinator of national and international projects.
E-mail: giuseppe.lotti@unifi.it

Debora Giorgi, University of Firenze

Researcher at the Department of Architecture. Her research is centred on Design for Heritage and territorial systems with a particular focus on issues related to cultural and social sustainability in the Mediterranean.
E-mail: deboragiorgio@gmail.com

Eleonora Trivellin, University of Firenze

PhD, she is Lecturer in Design at the Department of Architecture. Her research focuses on the relationship between design and crafts, with special attention to the textile sector and interior design for yachting and in general for moving spaces.
E-mail: eleonora.trivellin@unifi.it

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Craft woman at the loom (Kasserine, Tunisia)
Published
2018-06-30
How to Cite
Mecca, S., Lotti, G., Giorgi, D. and Trivellin, E. (2018) “Internationalisation projects in the Maghreb conducted by the Dida Area Design”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 3(online), pp. 205-212. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/3272018.
Section
Design | Research & Experimentation
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