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Paolo Patelli

is a designer and researcher.

He is currently part of New Europeans, the arts and design programme of the Dutch Presidency of the European Council (Amsterdam), and of the Design Research team for "Reset Modernity!" (ZMK, Karlsruhe). He is also half of La Jetée, a collaborative design practice based in Milano (I) and Eindhoven (NL). He holds a PhD in Architectural and Urban Design from the Politecnico di Milano.

His work is a design-based investigation on the ways publics and practices relate to the spatial dimension of the city and the affordances of a networked public sphere. He is interested in the role of “legibility” in promoting assemblages and networked publics across the geography and the media of the contemporary city, and in the role of design as a form of “distribution of the sensible”.

From 2012 to 2015 he taught Design Methods and Interaction Design at NABA New Academy of Fine Arts. 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 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.

Normally, Paolo does not speak in third person, he just made the effort to write an all-purpose bio.




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