Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology, Japan
Giovanni Innella is an Assistant Professor at the Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology (Tokyo Metropolitan University), and a visiting lecturer at Chiba University. He studied Industrial Design at the Politecnico di Torino and graduated cum laude from the IM master course at the Design Academy of Eindhoven. He completed his PhD at Northumbria University, Newcastle on research that aims to understand how the growing presence of design in the media - and the media in design - has impacted the profession of contemporary designers. As a designer he works on projects in Europe and Africa, and has exhibited at the International Design Biennale of Saint- Etienne, the Fuorisalone of Milan and the Van Abbe Museum of Eindhoven, amongst other venues. His jewellery piece for brand CHP...? is part of the permanent collection of the Stedelijk Museum of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. With Agata Jaworska, he initiated the Institute of Relevant Studies, a network that comes together and collaborates with other Institutes on demand. Currently in a state of beta, IoRS develops new models for business and culture as a form of design and expression.