The planning of a territorial network among food, health and design


  • Pier Paolo Peruccio Polytechnic of Torino
  • Alessandra Savina Polytechnic of Torino



multidisciplinarity, systemic design, sustainable agri-food systems, territorial well-being, conscious community


Today’s high-impact food production and consumption patterns are contributing to the loss of biodiversity and cultural identity, triggering irreversible change. This is why healthy nutrition, as the foundation of a socio-environmental balance, is considered transversally in the challenges suggested by the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. The aim of this article is to investigate how the pursuit of better health at community level can be achieved through a multidisciplinary territorial project. The article describes the Cibo, Comunità e Salute project – developed by the Department of Architecture and Design of Politecnico di Torino and the CioCheVale Association – which has initiated a useful discussion between different stakeholders on the themes of food, health and sustainability, mediated and guided by systemic design.


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Author Biographies

Pier Paolo Peruccio, Polytechnic of Torino

Architect and PhD, he is an Associate Professor of Design at the Department of Architecture and Design where he carries out research mainly in the field of the Design History and Environmental Sustainability.

Alessandra Savina, Polytechnic of Torino

Systemic Designer, she is a PhD Candidate in Management, Production and Design at the Department of Architecture and Design of the Politecnico di Torino (Italy), where she carries out research mainly in the field of Systemic Design for agri-food networks, health systems and sustainable living.


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How to Cite

Peruccio, P. P. and Savina, A. (2020) “The planning of a territorial network among food, health and design”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 8(online), pp. 262–271. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/8252020.