IED Network

March 12, 2019



On the occasion of the Italian Design Day 2019, the Embassy of Italy in Ankara, the Consulate of Italy in Istanbul, the Italian Institute of Culture in Istanbul and IED Istituto Europeo di Design, cordially invite you to the seminar by Andrea Tosi, Head of IED International Academic Relations: Smart Resilient Approach for Social Innovation. Which role for design? The contents of the seminar are co-authored with Piero Pelizzaro – Chief Resilience Officer at Milano Municipality.

“Passing through the projects developed by design students in IED Milano in the past few years, we realized that design is driving innovation towards a definition of environmental sustainability, revealing a new role for design in achieving resilience experienced by the citizens in their daily lives.

Well known as Italy’s financial, commercial, and industrial centre, Milan is one of the world capitals for fashion and design culture. It is now member of “100 Resilient Cities”, a project pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation with a Resilient Office at City of Milan Municipality. The aim is propelling the city through the process of building resilience, especially by actions of urban regeneration to eliminate tangible and intangible barriers, while ensuring equitable access to public services and the introduction of technological innovations for urban connectivity and social inclusion.
For this reason, the paper aims at investigating the role of design in the relationship between resilience strategy, considering also the issue of new technologies that can therefore suggest new forms of personal belongings, and services designed to affect citizens’ resilience and adaptation towards climate, physical, social, economic changes and crisis at the urban scale.


The event with interventions by Interior Designer Gio Tirotto and by IGuzzini representative in Istanbul Manuel Marcuz will take place on

March 20th h 18.00
at Istituto Italiano di Cultura
İtalyan Kültur Merkezi Tiyatrosu
Meşrutiyet Caddesi, 75 Tepebaşı, Beyoğlu İstanbul

English language.
Places are limited, please book your spot by writing a message to Ivan Mielzarek:, places will be assigned on a first come – first served basis.