Cecilia Tosi – research in the archive of Interdesign®

28 October 2022 – 14:00-16:00 BST

In-person only. Seaside 1, 3rd Floor, Mithras House, Lewes Road, Brighton, UK.

Cecilia Tosi is a visiting postgraduate student from Politechnico di Torino, hosted by Ben Sweeting and Tilo Amhoff at the Radical Methodologies Research Group and the Centre for Secure, Intelligent, and Usable Systems. Marta is conducting archival research at the University of Brighton Design Archives,  and will present work in progress in a joint session with Marta Petitta.

About Cecilia

Hi, I am Cecilia Tosi, I’m a designer from Turin, Italy. I graduated from the Politecnico di Torino in industrial design and visual communication. I am currently finishing my MA in Systemic Design at the same university. I enjoy reading books, dancing, playing piano and spoiling my cat. I love my home but at the same time I have a constant urge to travel. As a designer, I strive to keep sustainability and functionality at the core of my work. I believe that every designer has the potential to reshape the world, to lead our society towards a more sustainable future, both environmentally and humanly.


My thesis work focuses on historical research related to ICSID, the association founded in 1957 by twelve design institutions to create an international body of industrial designers. In particular, it deals with Interdesign®, and with the research of systemic traces in an association still closely linked to product design. During Interdesign®, designers gathered from around the world combine their knowledge for a period of two weeks, to study a problem that is not only of particular interest to the host country but is also of international significance. The program creates a network connecting international associations, local stakeholders, and worldwide designers.

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