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Associate Professor

Member (Commissione istruttoria per il Coordinamento dell'Attività Didattica e formativa)
Coordinatore (Collegio di Design)

+39 0110906550 / 6550 (DAD)

+39 0110908827 / 8827 (DAD)

Architect and PhD in Technological Innovation, Cristian Campagnaro is associate professor from Department of Architecture and Design at Politecnico di Torino. Here, he teaches Scenario Design, Concept Design, and Design for Interior Architecture.

2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019 ADI DESIGN INDEX selected in the field of social design, thanks to designs on homelessness, motor disability, circular economy and food poverty, he focuses his research both on eco-design for sustainable processes and design for social inclusion.

In this thematic context, from 2009 to 2018, with the anthropologist Valentina Porcellana he coordinated the research-action "Living in the dorm" and since 2014 he has been coordinating the "Crafting Beauty" lab; they are both aimed at experimenting with new models of social inclusion and adult marginalization contrast.

Since 2015 he has been coordinating "ALIMENTA", a system action with a focus on access to food in Turin dormitories, funded by the Progetto Arca Onlus. Since 2018, he has been coordinating, for the Polytechnic of Turin within the agreement with the Municipality of Turin and the University of Turin, a system innovation participatory project aimed at the redesign of the public housing and support system for homeless people.

Since 2017, at Politecnico di Torino and with Prof. Paolo Tamborrini, he has been scientific director of the educational project "Fighting Food Waste Design Focus" and of the "Polito Food Design Lab", which supports research and teaching on Food Waste, Food security and Food safety. On issues of environmental and social sustainability, he also oversees the survey on "Circular economy - Social and solidarity economy”.

On these topics he is author of essays and he oversees and conducts teaching and information actions in the framework of participatory and interdisciplinary workshops involving students, policymakers, public and private social operators, as well as citizens.

Scientific branch ICAR/13 - DISEGNO INDUSTRIALE
(Area 0008 - Ingegneria civile e Architettura)
Identifiers ORCID: 0000-0002-7318-7430
Research topics
  • co-design e processi di inclusione sociale
  • ecodesign
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ERC sectors

PE8_10 - Industrial design (product design, ergonomics, man-machine interfaces, etc.) SH3_3 - Social integration, exclusion, prosocial behaviour SH3_7 - Social policies, welfare PE8_11 - Sustainable design (for recycling, for environment, eco-design)


Goal 1: No poverty Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions Goal 10: Reducing inequalities Goal 2: Zero hunger


Circular economy Co-design Design anthropology Design for food innovation Social economy Social inclusion
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