Hello, this is me

My story begins in Torino, north of Italy, almost 30 years ago in a lovely family with roots in central Italy (Umbria and Toscana).

After many years of study and research, today I’m a researcher and an eco and systemic designer with a strong orientation to environmental sustainability, a passion that I’ve explored in the Ph.D. The reason can be found in my love for nature, so I try to do whatever is needed to preserve it as beautiful as it is.

As a designer, I’m cultivating my curiosity for the world around me every day and I appreciate a lot also the architectural world that man has made through the years and the worlds of objects.

I also love travelling, so I usually spend my free time going everywhere I can to explore new things and new worlds.

All these passions are concentrated in one of my favorites: photography. Making pictures of nature and architecture around the world let me catch its beauty and discover many different places and stories that need to be told.

Publishing activity: https://iris.polito.it/cris/rp/rp20365?sort_byall=2&orderall=DESC&open=all#.XJIiQM_7T_Q

What I Am


Industrial Designer


Systemic Designer

Sustainability consultant

Graphic Designer


Phd course in Management, Production and Design (2015 – 2020)

Politecnico di Torino, Torino (IT)

focus of the research on: Systemic Design and Design for the environmental sustainability and the valorization of the local territory; systemic thinking; alternative economic models to the linear one (Circular Economy and Blue Economy); design thinking, innovation and eco-entrepreneurship.

PhD thesis online and in open access “Systemic design for local circular economies: designing ecosystems to boost systemic innovation in manufacturing sectors. From the theoretical framework to the practical application. (seep rotolio section)” http://hdl.handle.net/11583/2861332

Systemic Design Master Degree – cum laude (2011 – 2013)
Politecnico di Torino, Torino (IT)

Industrial Design Bachelor Degree (2007 – 2011)
Politecnico di Torino, Torino (IT)

Professional Experiences

Researcher (January 2022 -today)

for Università IUAV di Venezia

about design and sustainability in the food service sector

Researcher (May 2021-Dec 2021) part-time

for Circular Economy Alliance
about the relationships among ecosystem approach and Circular Economy that will become a professional online course


  • Università IUAV di Venezia: lab of product design for the master in product design; circular design for the ‘circular city studio’ for the master in urban planning. see http://www.iuav.it/Ateneo1/docenti/docenti201/Battistoni/index.htm
  • Politecnico di Torino: assistant for the course ‘systemic design’
  • Circular re-thinking winter school, Rovereto (IT), 13/02/2020 – class on Distribution and Packaging in the Circular Economy

Project officer (2021-today) part-time

client: “Mercato Circolare” (2021) – writing of national and International projects & project manager:

Reseach Fellow (2015 – 2020)
in the research group on Systemic Design, Department of Architecture and Design, Politecnico di Torino, Torino (IT).

Principal activities:

– collaboration in multiple research projects, national and international, over the application of  the Systemic Design approach to the manufacturing sector to create a local and circular economy, to obtain the valorization of the local resources and a sustainable development;

– development and publishing of the Systemic Design methodology;

– support to the writing in many national and European projects in different programs: H2020; ERASMUS PLUS; URBAN INNOVATION ACTION;

– collaboration in European projects implementation:

  •  RETRACE “A Systemic Approach for Regions Transitioning towards a Circular Economy Interreg Europe programme” https://www.interregeurope.eu/retrace/ in collaboration with the Piedmont Region: multiple coordination activities with the projects partners; management and participation of the local stakeholder group meetings; detailed holistic analysis of the Piedmont Region and coordination of the analysis of the other regions partners;
  • URBAN WINS https://www.urbanwins.eu/torino/ : collaboration in the implementation of the pilot projects for the city of Torino in 2019;
  • MULTITRACES http://multitraces.ub.ro/index.php : analysis and writing of the research on “Implementation of circular economy in rural area of Italy and Piedmont region, realisations and perspectives”;
  • DIGI-CIRC https://digicirc.eu/ : collaboration in the writing and ideation process of the project.

– assistant teacher for the course “Systemic Design”: some results are published in the youtube channel that I’ve managed https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQSHSdMlgXgG-uSbay8TUqQ

– relator in some international scientific conferences on Design, Systemic Design and in national events on the Circular Economy;

– author of scientific articles for international scientific conferences, scientific journals, books. Visit https://iris.polito.it/cris/rp/rp20365?sort_byall=2&orderall=DESC&open=all#.XJIiQM_7T_Q

– participation to international courses and workshops  (Summer School of the Club of Rome; Living University of the Blue Economy by Gunter Pauli; Systemic Thinking di Fritjof Capra; workshop by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation; …);

– tutor of many bachelor and master thesis.

Freelance Designer (2012 – today)

  • consultancy (2020-today)
    • client: “a-gps tracker” app – logo, icons, user experience, social media
  • graphics
    • client: Tele Vco 2000 (2019) – graphic design and preparation of the ‘virtual area’ in Novacoop in Domodossola (IT)
    • client: Edizioni Ambiente (2017) – support in the layout design of the ebook by Bistagnino L. (2017) “microMacro, the whole of micro systemic relations generates the new economic-productive model”.
    • client: Groupus app (2015): logo, icons, facebook page

Volunteering experiences

  • for Legambiente greenTO in Torino (nov 2020 – 2021) – collaboration with the communication team in Torino & start of the column “Going circular with Chiara’
  • for casa del quartiere/Più SpazioQuattro in Torino (nov 2020 – 2021) – help in meals’ distribution to families in economic difficulties during covid pandemia
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