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1 February 2017 | SService Design, Public Sector and Social Innovation: The Contemporary European Context


Internal workshop with Prof. Francesca Rizzo (Università di Bologna and Social Innovation Community): Service design, public sector andsocial innovation

Wednesday 1 February 2017


FBK, Aula piccola, Via S. Croce, 77


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In accordance with our Mission on religion and innovation, in 2017 the Center for Religious Studies (ISR) will hold a series of workshops, seminars and conferences dedicated to exploring the multi-faceted relationship between religion and innovation in contemporary societies. During the first meeting of this series, Prof. Francesca Rizzo (University of Bologna, Department of Architecture) will present the Horizon 2020 funded Social Innovation Community (SIC), a european network for social innovation research and action, and offer reflections on the goals, the shapes and the reach of presently active social innovation initiatives in the context of contemporary Europe. We will discuss her presentation in the light of our interest in the impact of social innovation on religion.

Francesca Rizzo,PhD, is associate professor at University of Bologna, Department of Architecture where she teaches Service Design Studios. She worked in different European and national research projects in the field of Service Design, smart cities and social innovation Her current research topics are service design and design processes, especially in the area of participatory design. She is responsible for the SIC (Social Innovation Community) EU project (Horizon 2020). She is author of many articles published in the proceedings of relevant conferences (DPPI, HCI, IASDR, PD, DRS, DMI) and Journals (Codesign, Technology and Cognition, Communication of the ACM, Design Issues). She has been visiting researcher at Aalto University, Finland, and visiting student at University of Louisville, USA.

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Wednesday, 1 February, 2017