Associate professor at the Design department of the Politecnico di Milano. He joined DHOC (Interior Design for Hospitable cities research group) in 2009. He is coordinator of double degree programs with Chinese universities at the School of Design – Politecnico di Milano, coordinator of GIDE (Group of International Design Education) and member of the International Coordination Committee of the DESIS Network (Design for Social innovation and Sustainaibility). He published and edited several books, “In-Trattenere” (2010) , “Temporary Urban Solutions” (2012) and “Sulla spiaggia” (2015) are the latest ones. His research focus is about the relationship between space and service with a community centered approach. “Coltivando, the convivial garden at the Politecnico di Milano” (2011) and “campUS” (2014) are the last two applied research projects.