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Elena Maria Formia

Full Professor

Department of Architecture

Academic discipline: ICAR/13 Design

Director of First Cycle Degree in Industrial Design

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Elena Formia (Ph.D.) is Full Professor in Design at the Department of Architecture of Università di Bologna, where she is Director of First Cycle Degree in Industrial Design and the Second Cycle Degree in Advanced Design. She is member of the Advanced Design Research Unit (ADU). Her main research topics are advanced design and future-focused processes, design education and the relationship between design sciences and humanistic knowledge. Since 2021, she is Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the international scientific journal "diid. Disegno Industriale Industrial Design". She wrote articles both in international conferences and journals, such as “Strategic Design Research Journal”, “Design and Culture”, “Journal of Design History”, “MD Journal”, “diid”, “The Design Journal”.

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Dipartimento di Architettura
Viale del Risorgimento 2, Bologna - Go to map

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