First Cumulus Student Ambassadors are going to Mumbai!

December 2015

Vanessa Monna, Matteo Fagarazzi and Luca Piallini, students from Politecnico di Milano, Italy will be attending the next Cumulus conference In a Planet of Our Own in Mumabi, India as the first ever Cumulus Student Ambassadors.

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The Cumulus Student Ambassador Program is a special student award and merit-based initiative of the Cumulus International Association of Art, Design and Media that recognizes exceptional student leaders from the universities and institutions hosting the Cumulus Association Annual Conferences. Each year, Cumulus invites a total of four Student Ambassadors (two per annual conference) to contribute their singular voices to the Association’s Conferences and the Cumulus community overall.

Through the Cumulus Student Ambassador Program, the Cumulus Association is committed to bringing the perspectives and voices of exceptionally talented and articulate students to the forefront, with the goal of highlighting the changes that the next generation of artists and designers are shaping in an increasingly complex and interconnected global marketplace for art and design.

More information on the programme to be published soon!

Welcome to learn more about the Student Ambassadors!

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Vanessa Monna
E-mail: vanessa.monna@mail.polimi.it

Education:
March 2014 – now
Master Degree in Product Design for Innovation at Politecnico di Milano
October 2013 – February 2014 Exchange at Chiba University in Japan, wins JASSO scholarship
October 2010 – July 2013 Bachelor Degree in Product Design at Politecnico di Milano
October 2009 – May 2010 Biology student at University of Milano
September 2004 – July 2009 Second level of College of Science Filippo Lussana in Bergamo

Work Experience:
June 2015 – now Internship at CampUS project by PoliMI in Milan.
Works regarding urban convivial gardens in Milan’s “Zona 9”.

May 2015 – June 2015 Internship at Cumulus International Association in Milan. Worked as the “The Virtuous Circle” Conference’s general manager’s assistant .

February 2014 Internship at Kajima Corporation in Motoakasaka, Minato, Tokyo. Projects regarding “biophilic cities”.

February 2014 Internship at Toshiba Corporation in Shibaura, Minato, Tokyo. Designs a high-technology portable product.

July 2008 Internship at architecture Studio SIGMA in Bergamo.

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Matteo Fagarazzi
E-mail: matteo.fagarazzi@mail.polimi.it

Education:
From 2015 so far
MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN PRODUCT SERVICE SYSTEM DESIGN at POLITECNICO DI MILANO
27/07/2015
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN INTERIOR DESIGN at POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Thesis: pHOMEgranate | FLOver
2012
Diploma: General High School at LICEO GIULIO CASIRAGHI (CINISELLO BALSAMO – ITALIA)

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Luca Piallini
E-mail: piallini@gmail.com

Education:
2011/2012 Diploma Liceo Scientifico 100/100
Two times winner of the School Journalism Award (’11-’12)
2012/2013 I year Chemistry – Università di Chieti
Project selected for SYDA (Samsung Young Design Award) 2013 with an e-ink tablet device w/advertisement campaign.
2013/2014 I year Communication Design – Politecnico di Milano
2014/2015 II year Communication Design – Politecnico di Milano [media: 27,5]

Work experience and achievements:
Researched, planned and authored 3 books: a photographic report of modern Italian history, a book about the future of food in the year of Expo 2015 and another about wayfinding and environmental graphic design titled ‘This Way’.

Took part in the 2014 JTI Clean City Lab contest for raising awareness about the littering of butts with a with a short movie named “Stubby: a short story”;

Entered the final selection for a commemorative logo for Whirlpool’s 25th anniversary;

Designed and prototyped an innovative alarm App for iOS called “ONE” during the course of ‘Technologies and Structures of Communication’;

Successfully completed two soft-skills optional courses led by prof. Ingrid Hollweck over the following themes:
-Managing Changes;
-Managing Conflicts.

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