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Journalist, curator of exhibitions and publications, jury members for design awards (amongst which the XXIII Compasso d’Oro, 2014), has founded DesignAtLarge in 2011 to have a free, independent space to discuss design as a tool to make the world a better place.

After a BA in Modern Literature and History of Art (1994) and a Master’s in Museum Management and Cultural Communications (Ecole du Louvre in Paris, 1995), she has worked from 1996 to 2002 as Communications Manager at Philips Design in Eindhoven (The Netherlands), with Stefano Marzano. In this role, on top of the concept creation and deployment of a global communication strategy for the studio, she also curated the development and realization of publications, internet sites and travelling exhibitions. On Marzano’s design philosophy she published the book«From Hardware to Humanware» (Abitare Segesta, 2005). After returning to Italy in 2002, she starts a series of journalistic collaborations with international titles, writing in English (Form, Azure, De Architect, DAMn, How to Spend it). She contributed to the creation of the Australian design magazine Curve (of which she was European Editor until 2011). In 2005 she starts to work for Italian publications: by Mondadori (INTERNI, Interni Panorama, Flair, CasaIdea, Donna Moderna) and other publishing houses (Klat, Wired, la Stampa). In 2011 she is employed in the news desk of the Saturday supplement of daily la Repubblica (called D) where she works until 2019, writing also for other titles of the publishing house (la Repubblica, RClub, Affari & Finanza).
 For the Fuorisalone 2019 she has curated the exhibition Design Collisions at the Cascina Cuccagna, on design as a tool to create collective intelligence (on this read the comment by Valentina Silvestrini su ArtTribune – Italian only – and Loredana Mascheroni’s on Domus – in English).

Together with Paolo Casicci (founder and curator of CieloTerraDesign, based in Rome), she offers editorial and content curatorship services for companies and brands. For information: laura@designatlarge.it.

BY Laura Traldi

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