Co-Principal Investigator, Boost Lab
Adjunct Faculty, MFA in Design, VCUarts Qatar
I got a Master in Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Turin with a thesis inquiring about participatory architectural design. For several years I have worked in a studio moving afterward to my own independent business. I started a long collaboration with a company oriented to designing and producing interactive experiences, objects, and services. The company was also active in the field of education and collaborated with schools and cultural institutions to develop pedagogical programs on new technologies and interactive design.
Twelve years ago I moved with my family to Doha and I joined VCUarts Qatar in the fall of 2011. Digital Illustration, Digital Fabrication, and Jewelry Design were the classes I taught for a few years together with elective interdisciplinary studio courses.
From 2014 to the end of 2018, I held the position of Head of Design Studio at Qatar Museums. With a team of VCUarts Qatar alumni, the studio designed and developed products for the QM’s gift shops inspired by the local culture and by the content of the museums’ collections.
In 2019 I moved back to VCUarts where I’m currently teaching in the MFA program As Adjunct Faculty.