Next Skills for Circular Design

Mercoledì 21 Febbraio 2024

Aula 4L 


On 21st February 2024, University of Genoa, Department Architecture and Design, has hosted a collaborative mapping and co-design activity encounter with CID Genoa Local Observatory. The event has been mapping the skills gaps and educational profiles aimed at young product and service designers in order to foster job creation on new entrepreneurial possibilities in line with principles of circular economy and bio-based innovation towards climate-neutral cities.


The encounter is part of the European Project “CID: Circular Design for bio-based innovation towards climate-neutral cities”, of which the Department of Architecture and Design of the University of Genoa is part, active in an international bio-innovation and continuous education network.

With a multidisciplinary approach, the Alliance for Innovation addresses the skills and knowledge gap in the fields of architecture, urban design and product/service design, offering a radically new model on how to connect design to circularity and urban transformation.


The CiD Innovation Alliance brings together Universities, Continuing Education Institutions, Research Centres, Companies, Associations and Civil Organisations, Business Incubators and Startups on a single platform in order to create an innovation ecosystem for the co-creation of knowledge and to accelerate the transfer of research and innovation to education.


During the "Next Skills for Circular Design" meeting, the UniGe CID team dedicated part of the encounter with the Local Observatory to blended collaborative activities to identify gaps and skills needed to train future circular designers, by the ‘personas’ tool and other inspiring collaborative resources!

Participants included: Liguria International, Confcommercio, Città Metropolitana di Genova, PLEF, ADI Liguria, Materially, Isola Design, FOA.GE Genova Chamber of Architects, AMIU, Genova Blue District. 

Ultimo aggiornamento 27 Febbraio 2024