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Partnership and Innovation at Instituto Europeo di design. He is specialized in Development and Management of Educational Programmes, as well as teaching, research and consultancy about creative and innovative methodologies aimed at enhancing and managing the transformation process, applying design methodology to non-design fields. He collaborates with companies and creative agencies as designer, business designer in brand and product identity strategies.

ANDREA TOSI Dean of International Partnership & Innovation Instituto Europeo di Design

Andrea Tosi has a background in user experience design and cognitive sciences, he worked as researcher and user experience designer at CNR Instituto di Psicologia-Roma and DARC Milano, at Domus Academy as head of Business and Architecture School. Now he is the Dean of International

DESIGN FOR BUSINESS INNOVATION Design is no more just a craft or an aesthetic formalism, but a methodology, consequently it can be adopted to explore new domains and unexplored territories, including business. In an era without no more barriers, where the production and the distribution, are more and more accessible, there is new need of Design as key element to start experimental companies. Companies built around a creative idea of Products and Services: a platform for defined target and accurate market niches.

Hanoi in 2011, where she collaborated with local handicraft companies to develop new sustainable products in the sectors of sedge mats, coiling bamboo, handmade paper, wood, etc.

ASTRID HAUTON Co-Founder Future Living Studio

After being commissioned by TUDelft University to conduct researches on Vietnamese craft industry in 2013, she initiated the project of Future Living Studio together with Shauna Jin. Created as a temporary design lab, each edition of Future Living Studio explored sustainable design solutions through cross-cultural pollination. She has been invited as a lecturer at ADS School (HCMC), the Goethe Institut (Hanoi), the Meta House (Phnom Penh) and the Parsons School (Paris).

Astrid Hauton is a product and strategic designer. She studied at ENSAAMA, ENSCI-Les Ateliers in Paris and the California College of Arts in San Francisco. She has been involved in the field of craft for ten years. She collaborated with batik craftsmen in Burkina Faso in 2005 and moved to

EXPLORING SUSTAINABLE DESIGN SOLUTIONS IN VIETNAM & CAMBODIA What could sustainable design look like in Vietnam or Cambodia? As the co-founder and project leader of Future Living Studio in Hanoi and Phnom Penh, Astrid Hauton will expose the process and outcomes of FLS in terms of products and collaboration.

Profile for MENA Design Research Center

Beirut Design Week 2015 Catalogue  

An overview of more than 160 events that took place during BDW15.

Beirut Design Week 2015 Catalogue  

An overview of more than 160 events that took place during BDW15.