On June 20, 2018, ID Dean Denis Weil and Politecnico di Milano University’s School of Design (Polimi-Design) Dean Luisa Collina together with ID Associate Professor Laura Forlano and Polimi-Design Research Fellow Carla Sedini co-presented the “Made in Milano / Made in Chicago” project at Proof of Concept the ServDes Service Design and Innovation conference. Sponsored by the mayors of sister cities Chicago and Milano, this ongoing partnership is designed to increase international academic cooperation and drive research on the role of design as agent of development and transformation for urban communities and a sustainable economy, with the first phase of this five-year project focusing on how to grow local manufacturing ecosystems.

See video from the event