Innovation & Society
Community Services for Milan of Expo 2015

Alta Scuola Politecnica
10th cycle - Spring School 2014

A workshop held at Hotel Villa Carlotta in Belgirate
from Tuesday, May 6 to Friday, May 9.

While mixing online/offline activities, students will create a conceptual prototype of a community-based service. A service brought forth by an online community. A service envisioned taking place in Milan and running parallel to Expo 2015. Learn more.

Stefano Mirti, coordinator of the workshop
Architect, he completed his studies at Politecnico di Torino. Post-doc at Tokyo University, he has been teaching and designing all over the world. As a teacher, he has lectured at Tama Fine Art University in Tokyo (1999/2000). Associate professor and responsible of the Exhibition Unit at Interaction Design Institute Ivrea (2001/2005). Director of NABA design school (BA) from 2007 to 2011. He is currently in charge of the Design course at Università Bocconi in Milan. As a designer, he is one of the founders of Cliostraat and partner of IdLab (Interaction Design Lab). He won (with Cliostraat) the European prize for architecture three times (1995/1997/2001) and he has been awarded the Bronze Medal of the Italian Republic for his merit in the field of culture (2004).

Since January 2013, he is the Scientific Director for all the new-media based courses at Abadir Fine Art Academy Catania. These courses are given with the Whoami platform: an experimental project exploring new methods of sharing knowledge in higher education. As an alternative to traditional schooling, its model is based on collective learning and mixes online interactions with offline activities.

Since January 2013, he is also in charge of the design of the Biodiversity Pavilion for the upcoming Universal Exposition in Milan. And, since January 2014, he is responsible for Expo Milano 2015 social media.

Stefi's Twitter and Instagram: @stefi_idlab
Stefano Mirti and Blueberries on Facebook

Workshop tutors
Your tutors will be available throughout the workshop providing practical tools and insight to help develop ideas. They are your guides and will be happy to share their own experience of the organization, functioning and monitoring of online communities.

Meet your tutors!
Anne-Sophie Gauvin >
Enrica Ponzo >
Giulia San Gregorio >

Alta Scuola Politecnica

The Alta Scuola Politecnica (ASP) is a school for young talents, with a passion for innovation, who wish to develop their potential in a multidisciplinary community.
ASP selects 150 students per year, among the applicants to the Master of Science -- MSc (The Laurea Magistrale) programs in Engineering, Architecture and Design at Politecnico di Milano (PoliMi) and Politecnico di Torino (PoliTo). The ASP program runs parallel to the MSc programs of the two institutions. The official ASP language is English.

ASP was established in 2004 as a joint venture of PoliMi and PoliTo, the largest and oldest technical universities in Italy.

Innovation and knowledge are the core drivers of sustainable development. That’s why companies and public institutions are increasingly looking for talented engineers, architects and designers mastering their elective technology, but who also understand the socio–economic context and are able to pursue complex innovation projects in a team work context.
The mission of ASP is to provide high-profile graduates combining in-depth (vertical) disciplinary knowledge from their MSc program with interdisciplinary (horizontal) skills that are needed to work and contribute leadership in a truly multidisciplinary environment. At ASP we also consider passion an essential ingredient for achieving success in any task, as well as for having fun while studying and working.