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Hi! I'm Annapaola; I work as a designer and researcher at IUAV.

I gained the PHD with a thesis on the optimization of Human – Technology Interaction.

Meanwhile, I organize the events of TEDxGenova since 2019. During the years, I organized 11 events.

I have been in Erasmus twice: in Porto (PT) and in Kouvola (FI). In 2023 I've been a visiting researcher in Barcelona (ES).

I like to travel: at the moment I have been in 39 countries.

I fluently speak and write in english, while my skin talks about me: I have 9 tattoos.

→ To learn more about my cv: Linkedin
→ To read my scientific publications: Researchgate
→ To explore photos of my trips: Instagram
→ To make sure that I have good music taste: Spotify
→ To take cues from my reading list: Goodreads


I am a Genoeser

But currently my home is in Bologna, and my office is in Venice!


I am an amateur climber

If I don't reply quickly I'm probably hanging on a wall


It's --°C in Bologna.

The visual experience of the site reflects my external reality

I am a member of CTRL+JUNK LAB

Check out our research activity on managing and giving new life to waste

I co-founded a design collective

We are called Quinta Colonna and we do pretty cool stuff

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