Adolfo Tancredi is CEO at Ceramiche Caesar S.p.A (Caesar Ceramics).
After studying Economics and Business Management and working in banking, he embarked on a career with Gruppo Concorde (Concorde Group). Since 1997 he has been with Ceramiche Caesar, where he worked as Head of Marketing before becoming Commercial Director and then Chief Executive Officer.
Vito Palmieri graduated in “Film Studies” at DAMS (in Bologna) and got lots of positive reviews for his first short film “Tana libera tutti” (2016), which was nominated for the David di Donatello Award during the same year. Since 2014 he has been working as a teacher at CITEM’s “Multimedia and Audiovisual Laboratory” in Bologna. In 2018 he wrote and directed his very appreciated short “Il Mondiale in Piazza”, which was produced by Articolture, won the MigrArti Award in 2018 and premiered at 75th Venice Film Festival. “Il Mondiale in Piazza” received over 50 awards and has been selected at least the same number of times at various film festivals all over the world, in particular the short film was recognized among the five best works at Nastri D’Argento and at Globi D’oro in 2019.
Ana Traverso-Krejcarek works as manager of the “High Line Network” at the High Line in New York. She leads programmatic initiatives for a group of infrastructure projects across North America aimed at creating the next generation of public spaces. Ana’s research projects focused on equity-based impacts of public spaces and on the best practices within the infrastructure-reuse field, while leading convening efforts for all members of the “Network”. With an eye to community development and public policy, Ana’s expertise ranges from designing, managing and implementing participatory action frameworks to the promotion of advocacy initiatives and of public engagement. Ana has worked for multiple government agencies and non-profit organizations in New York City and in Latin America. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Bolivia and Brazil, respectively.
Architect, Ph.D. in Design and Full Professor at Politecnico di Milano (the famous design school in Milan), Stefano Maffei teaches “Advanced Product-Service System” (PSS) and “Production Models and Service Design” and is a member of the Executive Board (Delegate to the Third Mission) of the Design department and of the Board of the Ph.D Design School within the same institution, where he recently coordinated the Ph.D Design Summer School (http://phd.design.polimi.it/phd-summer-school-2020/). He’s also the director of Polifactory (https://www.polifactory.polimi.it/en/), the FabLab/Makerspace of Politecnico di Milano, which combines a co-working space (for the talented designers of the future) and a research lab on product-service-system that explores the innovation models connected to microproduction and distributed production. His current researches and works focus on new production-distribution models, on advanced-distributed-micromanufacturing systems and on service design-driven innovation. He was awarded with ADI’s (Associazione per il Disegno Industriale) XXII° Compasso D’Oro for his design research that led to the project “Design Research Maps” (2011).
GGuglielmo Renzi lives and works in Florence. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Florence and has been dedicated for years to a variety of disciplines including Design, Art and Architecture. He created his works in Italy and abroad, developed many interior design projects for hotels, shops and showrooms and has participated in several art and design exhibitions. He has worked as Assistant Lecturer for a course held by the Prof. Arch. Adolfo Natalini at the Faculty of Architecture in Florence and was Visiting Professor at the University of Art and Design in Halle, in Germany. He participated in “Documenta 8” in Kassel, in the XVII Triennale in Milan and in the Architecture Biennale in Venice (2014).