Marisa Galbiati

Vice Dean of the School of Design

Full Professor and Vice Dean at the Design School at Politecnico di Milano, where she teaches Multimedia and Audiovisual Communication. She deals with creative strategies of communication applied to social issues and the design of transmedia communication systems applied to urban contexts aimed at the development of social innovation and social inclusion. She is Director of the Masters programmes: Brand Communication, Art Direction and Copywriting and SNID (Social Network Influence Design), at - Consorzio del Politecnico di Milano.

Maresa Bertolo


Maresa Bertolo is assistant professor at the Design Department. There, she teaches Game Design and Computer Graphics at the School of Design. Her research deals with Communication Design, Game Studies and Game Design, focusing on the relationship among human being, play activity, learning, social innovation, space.

Francesca Piredda


PhD, Assistant Professor, she is a member of both Imagis research group and DESIS International Newtork. Her research and teaching activities deal with Communication Design, audiovisual language and new televisions. She is committed to researching the aesthetic dimension of collaboration through the production of collaborative visions; the co-design activities with people from different backgrounds and the promotion of audiovisual communication as a tool for social dialogue.

Elisa Bertolotti

Post-doc Researcher

Her work deals with the encounter between different disciplines, where Communication Design meets stories, drawings and moving images, both through her practice as a designer and as a researcher. She explores how experiences from apparently remote fields can enrich the culture and practice of designers. She developed a PhD research proposal on the practices, methods and techniques of contemporary animation, investigating the relationship between material conditions, invention and design.

Mariana Ciancia

Post-doc Researcher

Graduated in Communication Design, her research activity deals with new media and participative culture, with the aim of understanding how multichannel phenomena (crossmedia and transmedia) are changing the processes of production, distribution and consumption of narrative environments.

Walter Mattana

Post-doc Researcher

Degree in Architecture at the Politecnico of Milan with a thesis on ‘urban Space in the Cinema of Pier Paolo Pasolini’. PhD at the Design Department of Politecnico di Milano. His research involves the areas of audiovisual storytelling, the language of film, the culture of cinema (with a focus towards analysis of the cinematic text), and "minor" forms of audiovisual communication, with particular reference to the "industrial cinema".

Ilaria Mariani

PhD Student

Ilaria Mariani is a PhD Student at the Department of Design at the Politecnico di Milano. She graduated in Communication Design. She deals with Game Design and Game Studies, looking at game as a communication system for social innovation and for the transfer of best practices. Her primary interest is in the relationship between the socio-cultural urban context and the meaningful play experience that can occur.

Simona Venditti

PhD Student

She is a Communication and graphic designer, currently PhD student at the Design Department of Politecnico di Milano. Her research aims at harnessing the potentialities of new media and digital storytelling practices in order to tell stories that really matter and that can have a positive impact on society by facilitating dialogue and conversational processes within local communities.

Katia Goldoni


Katia Goldoni is a filmmaker, communication expert and lecturer of Digital Filmmaking at the Design School of Politecnico di Milano. She works in both academic and professional environments focusing on audiovisual language and storytelling for new media.

Marco Ronchi


Born in 1983, with a Master Degree in Communication Design got in 2009 at Politecnico di Milano, he is founder and Digital Strategist for TWIG Agency. Since 2011 he is lecturer at the Design School of Politecnico di Milano and in 2012 he became part of the scientific committee for the Social Network Influence Design Master's program.

Giulia Sormani


Giulia Sormani is a communication designer, graduated at Politecnico di Milano in 2012. She deals with digital communication strategies and since 2012 she is Educational Coordinator and lecturer for the Social Network Influence Design Master's program.

Dario Sigona

Responsible in the Laboratorio Immagine

Responsible for teaching and research in the Laboratorio Immagine, Dario has worked in the field of visual communication since 2000, especially in photography and audiovisuals. As Professor of Production Imaging & Visual Communication he has taught courses at the Polytechnic of Milan, University of Genoa, University of Parma as well as a number of Masters’ and Undergraduate courses for public and private educational institutions. He has edited several books and articles on the communication of product image, and has been photo editor for a number of catalogs related to the world of jewelry.

Gabriele Carbone

Lab Technician

Gabriele Carbone is a laboratory technician at the Laboratorio Immagine, within the Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano. Graduated in Communication Design, he deals with audiovisual and communication tools, methods and techniques , with expertise ranging from pre-production to the implementation and finalization of projects, both in the execution phase and in management and general supervision.