is a designer and researcher.
He is half of La Jetée, a collaborative design practice based in Milano (I) and Eindhoven (NL). He teaches Interaction Design at NABA New Academy of Fine Arts. He holds a PhD in Architectural and Urban Design from the Politecnico di Milano.
His work is a design-based investigation on the ways hybrid publics and situated practices reconnect to the physical dimension of the city through the affordances of a networked public sphere. His current interests include the practice of design as a form of “distribution of the sensible”, and the role of “legibility” in promoting assemblages and networked publics across the geography and the media of the contemporary city.
He earned a Master’s degree in Architecture and Society from Politecnico di Milano, a double degree from Politecnico di Torino, and a Diploma from the excellence program Alta Scuola Politecnica. He also studied at the TU Delft and attended workshops and master classes at the Berlage Institute, AHO - Oslo School of Architecture, Roskilde University, Fabrica.
Between 2012 and 2014 he was a research consultant for * Urban Sensing, a project he co-authored in 2012. In 2013 he was a research resident at the CIID Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (e.g. this, and this) in 2012 and 2013 he taught Design Methods and Creative Coding at NABA New Academy of Fine Arts; in 2011 Paolo was a visiting PhD student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a researcher at MIT’s Senseable City Lab.
With Senseable City Lab, he has exhibited projects at the MoMA in New York, Gwangju Design Biennale, MAXXI in Rome, MIT Museum. Personal projects have been presented at BIO 50, the 24th Design Biennale in Ljubljana, Adhocracy Athens, RMIT Gallery and at Punta della Dogana during the the XIII Venice Architecture Biennale. He has contributed articles on international journals and magazine, including MONU, Continent.,Krisis, Visual Studies, and has presented his work at conferences, including at Ambiances (CCA, Montreal), Cumulus, Human Cities, IEEE ICALT, Urban IxD, MakeCity, Performing Mobilities. He has given workshops at NABA (e.g. this), Domus Academy, Trade School Milano, Artellewa art space in Cairo, DECODE in Monterrey, SALT Institute in Istanbul, Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design in Moscow, XY Lab in Castrignano de’ Greci, where he co-curated Kastrignana, The Ethnographic Museum of Pasts and Futures.