Scientific Committee Member of Barreira A+D International Design Conference

Zoe Romano

Zoe Romano is an independent researcher, craftivist, digital strategist and lecturer focused on social innovation, women in tech, technology, textile and open design. She graduated in Philosophy at the University of Milan, worked for several years in digital communication and tech, developed her social skills as media hacktivist in various collectives (Chainworkers and Serpica Naro) on precarity, material and immaterial labor in the creative industries.

She worked for Arduino for four years and in the meanwhile co-founded WeMake Makerspace in 2014 where she directed R&D, and developed training and eu-funded digital social innovation projects (DSI4EU and Worth) especially around e-textiles and digital fabrication in different contexts. Now working on KINlab – an interdisciplinary lab in the San Siro neighbourhood in Milan.