Science of design

Davide Fornari (1979, Mantova) received his degree in architecture in 2004 after studying in Venice and Barcelona. He earned a PhD in Design sciences from University Iuav of Venice. Since 2009 he is a tenured lecturer and researcher at the Laboratory of visual culture, SUPSI University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland in Lugano, where he imparts classes in History of graphic design and typography and coordinates the Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design. In 2012 he published Il volto come interfaccia with a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation. He has coordinated with Serena Cangiano the project Re-programmed Art: an open manifesto with a final exhibition at the Swiss Institute in Milan (catalogue published by Johan & Levi, 2015). He is a member of the permanent observatory of the Association for Industrial Design (ADI), and co-editor of the magazine Progetto grafico.

In Rome he develops a research on the presence of Swiss graphic designers in Italy since the 1930s.