Distributed Design - DEliCE / Design Everyday Life in The Covid-19 ERA
The talk is dedicated to the story of a Distributed Design experience involving young designers developed during the lockdown, in the first phase of the COVID crisis. Designing Everyday Life In The Covid-19 Era (DELiCE) is an experimental initiative developed by the Fab Lab Polifactory that stimulated (during the lockdown) 50 young designers of the School of Design - Politecnico di Milano to co-design and implement a collection of open source solutions exploring emerging needs related to the so-called “COVID-19 Era”. Four projects have been selected, prototyped, and then relesead online on the platform distributeddesign.eu
Event on digital.makerfaire.eu
Massimo Bianchini Lab Manager Polifactory
POLIFACTORY is the makerspace of Politecnico di Milano. It has been officially launched in march 2015 by the Department of Design together with the Department of Mechanics and the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering. The mission of Polifactory is to explore and investigate the relation between design and new scenarios of manufacturing and to develop experimental research and educational activities related to: (i) new practices related to independent innovation, self-production and personal fabrication, (ii) the new fabrication technologies related to the emerging forms of open and distributed manufacturing, (iii) the new production places of (factories of the future) and spaces related to the concept of small urban manufacturing. Polifactory develops research projects at local, national and international level collaborating with public bodies and institutions and private companies (large scale companies, networks of SMEs and craftsmen). Polifactory supports pre-incubation of young talents.