I am concerned with the ethics of introducing young designers into a society already oversaturated with design. Also, I am worried that educating more designers might indirectly support consumerism and resource depletion.

This is why I put critical thinking at the center of my lessons. I want to steer the next generation of designers toward transformative, sustainable coexistence with our environment. As design affects society and our planet, I want to teach design students how to situate their work in a larger sociocultural context without shying away from critical and political considerations. 

Most recent courses

Transforming Practices studio, B.Sc. and M.Sc. programs Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology.

Design for Social Innovation (M.Sc. level), Eindhoven University of Technology.

Design <> Research (B.Sc. level), Eindhoven University of Technology.

Supervision & mentorship

I supervise and mentor students in design at bachelor, master, and PhD levels. 

TUe students can find me on the Find Mentors page. Students from other institutions can email me with a pitch proposal.

Teaching material

My name is Gabriele and I am Assistant Professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the department of Industrial Design. I work at the intersection of design, ethics, and community justice to co-design sustainable futures.

I analyze design's societal impact and I cooperate with diverse communities to challenge injustices. In class, I focus on ethical awareness and critical thinking, preparing students to navigate today's complex sociocultural landscape.

I'm inspired by Design Justice, and I draw on Ethnography, Interaction Criticism, Speculative Fabulation, Critical Design, and Humanistic HCI.

Have a look at my TUe institutional page and at my CV for all the other information about me.