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9:00 - 15:00

The activity is made of a total of 4 acts. 


The first three acts see the conference participants sharing their understanding of the core concepts - cooperation, intention and care - on walls made of repurposed materials that will then be left in place, and can be used, as desired, by local organizations and the community in future activities. 

The hands-on workshop expands the reflections of the Conference beyond the arts community itself, stressing the critical role that arts and the arts community have within the local community to promote a more just, cohesive and caring society. Participants will develop prototypes using the prompt: “How the arts community can contribute to the local community, which can be seen as a garden, promoting cooperation, intention and care, through their art?”

Please indicate your participation in this session on your registration form!



Chiara Del Gaudio

Chiara Del Gaudio is a designer, researcher, and instructor in Design. She is Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator at Carleton University’s School of Industrial Design. She holds a Ph.D. in Design from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, an MSc in Design & Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, and a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from the same institution. She has been teaching Design at both undergraduate and graduate levels in Brazil and Canada, and she has been Visiting Professor in Italy and the US. Her education and practice, teaching, and research experience bring elements from strategic and participatory design, together with a critical studies in design perspective, and knowledge on the design of processes, systems, services and products. After working as a product and service designer, her design practice has mainly focused on Design’s social and political dimensions in projects at the intersection between the university and local communities.

She has been working on applied design research projects addressing more democratic, inclusive and sustainable urban contexts, design processes and outcomes. Since 2014, she has also worked as a strategic consultant for small service and innovation enterprises in Brazil and, more recently, in Canada.

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