2019-2021 WDO Board Member

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Pier Paolo Peruccio
Politecnico Di Torino
Educational Member

We have just entered a time of big challenges and transformations where we are asked to reshape most of our common behaviours and habits in the direction of sustainability. It’s necessary a change of paradigm: from an approach based on the competition and the logic of continuous growth to a systemic vision, based on collaboration, awareness and the rediscovery of qualitative values.

1) To design innovative and sustainable solutions for humankind we must open the doors to dialogue with other disciplines with the aim of enhancing communities and territories. And this has to happen at the educational level first.

2) At the Politecnico di Torino we work in the field of Systemic Design, an approach that contributes to reducing the impact of anthropic flows on the natural resources. It fits into the framework of the Circular Economy: it introduces a different material and energy flow design, in which outputs become inputs of another production system, and brings about more radical changes in terms of culture and social relationships.
It is therefore a virtuous practice with the potential to impact positively on the territory in terms of employment, environmental sustainability, waste reduction and greater participation by the players in the process.




Degree in Architecture,
Politecnico di Torino, 1998

PhD in History of Architecture and Urbanism,
Politecnico di Torino, 2003


Design Historian and Curator (e.g. “Olivetti Makes” Exhibition at Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, 2018); Managing Publisher, “Il Giornale dell’Architettura” (Design Magazine)Umberto Allemandi & C. He is author of several books and more than 100 articles on industrial and visual design published in International magazines. He has taught courses and workshops in Europe, USA, Latin America and Asia.


Architect and Associate Professor of Design at Politecnico di Torino.
Co-director of the SYDERE (Systemic Design Research and Education) Center in Lyon-France and Vice Head of the Design School at Politecnico di Torino. He is also the coordinator of a II Level Specializing Master in Design for Arts.