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Giovanni Marco Zaccaria

Creative Futurist, Designer, Writer

Vision & Future Thinking
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Problem Solving
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Project Management
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Creative & Intuitive Mindset
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Interdisciplinary Work
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Rapid Prototyping & Testing
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Education & Communication
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Giovanni Marco Zaccaria

I love to practice Futures Thinking and U Theory. They have given me a mindset and a social technology to generate collaborative spaces to openly dialogue on better futures and orient decisions in an intentional and shared way.

As my name can reveal, I was born in Italy. But like many other people, my identity is defined as European and my consciousness encompasses the planetary dimension. Over time I have accumulated a broadly interdisciplinary education as well as work experiences that allow me to better understand complexity as well as communicate knowledge in a simple and creative way. 

Vision

We live in times of transition, the same organization of society is changing. With imagination and empathy we can expand the ability to rethink our ecosystem relationships to make sense of complexity. We need new creative strategies that inspire collaborative solutions and make society evolve towards a new economy and a regenerated sense of community.

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“My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there”

Education

2007-2010 / BSc in Biomedical Engineering Politecnico di Milano.

Key modules: Mathematics, Analysis, Physics, Statistics, Computer Science, Circuit Analysis, Electronics, Bioengineering, Biosignals, Chemistry, Human Physiology and Biology, Mechanics, Automation, Business Management, Operational Research.

2010-2011 / MSc in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media, UPF, Barcelona.

Key modules: Mind Brain and Behaviour, Research and Metodologies in Humanities and Sciences, Interaction models, Advance Interface Design, Real-time Interaction, Systems Design, Integration And Control, Historical and Social Context of Interactive Media.

Trainings & Certificates

2020 / The Sustainable Development Goals – A global, transdisciplinary vision for the future, University of Copenhagen (Coursera).

2019-2020 / Futures Thinking Specialization, 5 Courses, Institute for the Future (Coursera).

2019 / u.lab: Leading From the Emerging Future, MITx/Presencing Institute (EdX).

2019 / Growth Embodied, Erasmus+ Training Course, Embody Journey, Germany.

2019 / Citizen Science: From Soil to Sky, University of Dundee (FutureLearn).

2017 / Usability: making webpages, thinking on the user, Cibernàrium MediaTic, Barcelona.

2016 / DiDIY Co-Design Workshop, IDEActivity, Barcelona.

2016 / Science and Technology in Performing Arts, 80Hrs, EpicaLab, La Fura dels Baus, EU Collective Plays.

2013 / Permaculture Design Course 72Hrs, Il Giardino della Gioia, Italy.

2012 / Playing the Stage, Design of Interactive Performing Spaces, L’Hangar, Barcelona.

2011-2012 / Set Design for Performing Arts, 106Hrs, Escola Massana, Barcelona.

2011 / Introduction to Artificial Intelligence,   Advanced Track, A.I. Online Class (Stanford).

2011 / Construction of Musical Instruments through Technological Innovation, L’Hangar, Barcelona.

Teaching & Mentoring

2019 / Exploring Emerging Futures, Impact Hub, Bari.

2017- 2018 / Terrassa Solarpunk, BaumannLab, Terrassa.

2016 / Game for Cities, Training School, HvA, Amsterdam. 

2016 / Hack Club, BaumannLab, Terrassa.

2016 / Accessible Culture and Training, Sabadell.

2014 – 2016 / MediaEstruch, Sabadell.

Installations & Exhibitions

2017 / Emotiorama: Biosensor-Based Performative Installation, ArtLoverGround, Barcelona.

2015 / The Tarot of Maker, Interactivos?’15: Objects in Common, Medialab Prado Madrid.

2014 / Whispering Columns: Public Space & Interactive Architecture, Emys, Gallipoli.

2014 / Sense Shifting: Biosensor-Based Performative Installation, ICT & ART Connect, Foam, Brussels.

2014 / Thaeta: Interactive Performance, Stratofyzika Collective, Barcelona, Berlin, São Paulo.

2013 / Kaleidospheres: Interactive Sound Interface, Koumaria, Onassis Center, Athens.

2013 / Urban Spirits: Media Facade & Digital Urban Game, Medialab Prado, Madrid.

2013 / Shadow of Aikia: Interactive Performance, Stratofyzika Collective, Berlin.

Honors & Awards

2016 / BaumannLab Fellowship 

2014 / ICT & ART Connect

2009 / Erasmus Placement Scholarship

Residencies

2019 / Interactivos?’19: Eating Against Collapse, Medialab Prado, Madrid.

2017 / Incontri del terzo Luogo, Manifatture Knos, Lecce. 

2016 / Designer in Residence, Game for Cities, Play & Civic Media, HvA, Amsterdam.

2016 / PIF Camp, Ljudmila Art & Science Lab, Slovenia.

2015 / Interactivos?’15: Objets in Common, Medialab Prado, Madrid.

2014 / Mediaestruch Residency, L’Estruch, Sabadell, Barcelona.

2013 / Koumaria Residency, Medea Electronique, Athens.

2013 / Mediaestruch Residency, L’Estruch, Sabadell, Barcelona.

2013 / Solid Interfaces and Urban Games, Medialab Prado, Madrid.

Volunteer Experience

2019 / Facilitator, Coppula Tisa, Gallery, Active Citizenship Observatory.

2012 / Design & Communication, Open Source Ecology Italia.

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