Paola is a systemic designer and academic researcher in design for territories. She is obtaining her Ph.D. in Management, Production and Design at the Polytechnic of Turin with a research on co-design processes for the enhancement of territorial heritage in inner areas.
Her interests regard slow and immersive tourism, participatory regeneration practices like community mapping, in marginalized rural and alpine areas. She has been Visiting Researcher at i-DAT, Institute of Digital Art and Technology Art in Plymouth (UK), where she focused on citizens’ empowerment projects in territorial planning and management. She currently collaborates with Val Grande National Park and Ars.Uni.Vco Association on Comuniterràe, a participative project for territorial development in Piedmont region.