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Paola Pierri is a Lecturer in the Design School at London College of Communication, teaching on MA Service Design.
She has more than 15 years’ experience as a practitioner and a researcher working in the social sector across issues of social justice, citizenship, diversity, and health care. Her work has been presented internationally at conferences and published in renowned design journals.
She has an interdisciplinary background, as she studied politics and community development. She is currently undertaking her doctoral programme in Design Anthropology at LCC, which is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Centre, through the London Doctoral training in Design Research Study.
Previously she has been working with University of Liverpool on a EU funded project to explore how citizens could ‘do politics differently’ to effectively engage in informed deliberation about the complex questions facing Europe, and influence the debates about the future of the EU.
Her research interest is around the future trends of emerging design practices, which are activist, collaborative and deeply political. She has a special interest in the field of mental health and she works on several projects exploring the politics of participation.
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