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"New shapes: the new meaning of Design" was the title of the TED talk made by the pacoers Stefano Anfossi and Silvia Remotti. The world of Design that it is traditionally related to products, in the last years expanded also to services and organisations. Design can now play an important role in the social innovation. [...]

Kamba courses


Kamba is a social project with the aim of migrants' inclusion thought food. The migrants of Milan have the possibility to participate to Kamba intensive courses where they learn about: Italian culture, Italian language, food preparation an food service. They are followed by different teachers and PACO is one of them. PACO ran a series of training workshops with Kamba [...]

Let’s design our reading place


The workshop 'Let's design our reading place' took place at People’s Primary School of Katutura, in Windhoek, Namibia. The aim of the workshop was redesign the school library. First we showed them a collection of libraries and spaces for children around the world, in order to let the children get inspired. Then it followed a brainstorming [...]

Dire, mangiare e progettare


Stefano from PACO was one of the designers who took part in the "Dire, Mangiare e Progettare" project. Main aim of the project was to co-design with the children of an elementary school,  the canteen of their dreams. 2 days workshop have been organised during the school class in which the children designed and prototyped [...]

Party – EU founded project


Party - participatory development with the youth, project in collaboration with University of Lapland, University of Leeds, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Namibian University of Science and Technology, and SASI; project founded by Horizon 2020 EU program. This project aims to endorse human development and assist in reducing youth unemployment by increasing the involvement and [...]

Playful City Jam in Seacroft


Playful City Jams are part of an ongoing research project which hopes to develop design-led tools in order to enhance the active participation of local individuals and communities in the subject of sustainable living and working; as well as enhance a sense of regional community. The research started in 2013 from the collaboration between PACO [...]

O Nosso Mar – Madeira


O Nosso Mar workshop was hosted by Atelier Gatafunhos of Funchal (Madeira) and organised in collaboration with Azul Diving Center. Thanks to the knowledge and experience of Ester and Giulia, two young and energetic marine biologists, the kids participated to the collective mapping of the Madeira island marine ecosystem. They learnt about local species as [...]

International Design Workshop

An international design workshop organised and held by PACO for a Korean delegation of 15 students with different design backgrounds. Five intensive days of workshop for designing and prototyping new applications for FENIX NTM, a new and smart material designed by Arpa Industriale. During the workshop the students had the possibilities to visit the company and listen a [...]

Jam 4 kids at RENA festival


PACO brought the Jam with kids also at the RENA festival 2016!! This time we asked to the kids to redesign and improve experiences in the neighborhood and transform it into a better place to live. The process includes identifying opportunities and wishes to create better solutions through service design tools and team work among the [...]

Dolomiti Digital Camp


Dolomiti Digital Camp is a long week workshop merging technology and design methodology with 8-15 yo children and teenagers. The aim of each team was to re-imagine a specific place within the Ex-Villaggio Eni in Borca di Cadore designed by Edoardo Gellner in late 50s, enhancing a greater regeneration of the space and identifying potential [...]

Our Garden


Which is the most important place in a children's village? The garden! This time we asked to the kids to re-design the garden of their village, it's spaces and rules. Project team: Julia Bertoncello, Silvia D'Ambrosio, Silvia Remotti, Valentina Salvi Saronno, Italy / July 2016 For SOS Children village Saronno

Design NOW Jam

“When Production goes into the city” is the title of this jam focusing on the relationship between service design and the new models of production-distribution. The jam took place at the same time (according to the different time zones) in seven different locations in the world: Milan (Italy), Pamplona (Spain), Madeira (Portugal), Leeds (UK), Pune (India), Medellin (Colombia) [...]

My book in 2999


How will books look like in 2999? A group of kids from a public school in Katutura township found an answer. A co-design workshop to put into practise design tools and methods, creating stories and encouraging kids to read. Moses Van Der Byl Primary School, Katutura, Windhoek, Namibia. Project team: Valentina Salvi, Helvi Wheeler Windhoek, [...]

Super Objects


A co-design workshop to re-imagine everyday life objects like pillow, toothbrush and schoolbag. Even familiar objects we interact with every day can be designed to surprise us with unexpected features, turning our day into a better one. SOS Children, Windhoek, Namibia. Project team: Valentina Salvi, Massimiliana Odorizzi Windhoek, Namibia / April 2016 For SOS Children

Waste and Water in Otjomuise

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A Co-design workshop to tackle local problems with the children of Otjomuise township.Through the application of Design Thinking tools and methods, children identified opportunities and solutions to waste and water issues in their own community. Project team: Valentina Salvi, Lucrezia Fratto Windhoek, Namibia / June 2016 With Mammadù Day-Care Center  

Exploring prototyping techniques


A workshop to explore prototyping techniques through a selection of different materials. Children were free to prototype an object of their choice, presenting their work at the end, specifying object function and features. The workshop has been held at Tilovayeni Care Foundation, Day Care in Katutura, Windhoek, Namibia. Project team: Valentina Salvi, Massimiliana Odorizzi Windhoek, [...]

My special book


What’s more important for learning then a good book to read? This time PACO team went to the public school of Katutura to enable the kids of an entire class, become designers for one day. During the workshop they had to think and then realize the book of their dream, without forgetting the creation of [...]

Art Tech Biz mash up


An international workshop that combines creatives, computer scientists, makers and startuppers from Italy, Slovenia and Austria in a Mash-up event to develop new startups. Udine, Italy. Project team: Bilge Ozkan Porro, Stefano Anfossi, Fabrizio Pierandrei, Silvia Remotti Udine, Italy / November 2015 For Friuli Innovazione

Amazing reading


A workshop for primary school children held in the Amazing kids academy in Windhoek. The aim of the workshop was to render the reading experience more exciting. The children were asked to redesign the reading experience and make a mock-up of where and how it would take place. Project team: Bilge Ozkan Porro, Stefano Anfossi, [...]

Junior Design Lab


The Junior Design Lab, a workshop with the aim of redesign a daily life experience through a process that stimulates for collaboration, idea generation, dexterity and for the ability of describing and illustrating projects. The workshop took place at MUBA (MUseo dei BAmbini) during the Milan WAVE festival 2015. Project team: Fabrizio Pierandrei, Silvia Remotti, Marzia Liberatore, [...]

Namibia Business Innovation Centre


A design thinking workshop in Windhoek for professionals from different backgrounds, to introduce the method and apply the tools on a given subject dealing with current issues the residents face in the city of Windhoek. Project team: Stefano Anfossi, Bilge Ozkan Porro Windhoek, Namibia / June 2015 For Namibia Business Innovation Centre

Collaborare Bologna


A workshop with the aim of building collaborative relationships between the citizens and the municipality of Bologna. The groups were formed by individuals, municipal administrators, associations, community groups, and entrepreneurs. Project team: Stefano Anfossi, Silvia Remotti, Francesco D'Onghia Bologna, Italy / May 2015 With Associazione Quadrante, for Bologna Municipality    

Global Jams in Madeira


Madeira island hosted already several global design jams and since the first one Paco Design Collaborative has been always present to empower jammers and facilitators. The JaminMadeira community has definitely grown after two Global Sustainability Jams (2014and 2015), two Global Service Jams (2015 and 2016) and almost two Global GovJam (2015 and soon the 2016 [...]

Global Jams in Milan


The Jams are an international non-profit volunteer design marathons organized by an informal network of service design aficionados. They collect hundreds of cities and thousands of people around the world and take place three times a year: the GSJ on Service design around March, the GovJam on design of public administration on June and the [...]

Children Design Jams in Madeira


The global jams in Madeira have always been an opportunity for Paco to collaborate with the Atelier Gatafunhos in Funchal to involve children from 5 to 10 years old to ideate solutions for real problem together with the “adult-jammers”. During the Madeira Service Jam 2014 and 2015 and the Madeira Sustainability Jam 2015, the jammers [...]

Service design for urban regeneration workshop

An international service design workshop organized and held by PACO for a Korean delegation of 15 students with different design backgrounds. Four intensive days of workshop for designing and prototyping a service about food. During the workshop the students had the possibilities to listen a series of lectures on service design from different professors and [...]

Happy veggie


How could we persuade children to eat vegetables and fruits? To reply to this question we developed a program based on a gaming approach. Tested in primary schools, students were asked to give extra powers to superheroes, drawn by them, by eating healthy food: do you want a superview?!? Just eat blackberries and carrots! Happy [...]

Playful city Jam


Playful City Jam is the title of one-day workshop held on the 7th October 2014 at EAFIT University, Medellín, Colombia, within the “Design & Emotion 2014” International Conference. One of the workshop’s aims was to test and evaluate the effectiveness of using Design Jams to engage urban communities, local organizations and designers to co-produce solutions to [...]

Diritti alla terra

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Generate ideas to create new tools of communication, an alternative business model or a new product that becomes a symbol. A food hackathon, that took place in the city of Ferrara in Italy during the festival of the newspaper Internazionale, powered by Alce Nero, Amnesty International and Future Food Institute, Paco facilitated the merging of [...]

Kids Love Design


A service design workshop for children in collaboration with Media Dizajn and MUBA. The event took place during the 3rd edition of international Kids Love Design festival in Europe, conducted for the first time in Italy. The workshop was held in conjunction with Szczecin, Poland. Children were asked to redesign the dentist appointment experience using [...]

Pinksie the Whale


Starting from the story of Pinksie, a pink whale who is afraid of the dark, 21 children from an elementary school in Milan designed photo-luminescent lamps to help the pink whale defeat the fear of darkness. Project team: Fabrizio Pierandrei, Stefano Anfossi, Bilge Ozkan Porro, Silvia Remotti, Serena Ballabio Milan, Italy / May 2014

Garanzia per i giovani

Adv campaign composed by a video and a series of posters about the Garanzia Giovani, a new fund to support under 35 in their professional education. Garanzia Giovani is a project by the European Social Fund and by the Italian Ministero del Lavoro e delle Politiche Sociali. Project team: Marzia Liberatore, Luis Felipe Bueno, Silvia [...]

Aler Milano


The low living quality in the council houses of Milan is often caused not only by the age of the buildings but also by the poor maintenance of the building heritage. The situation get worse with the public system delays and difficulties of being able to select the best companies able to perform quality work in a short time. The [...]

The Brainstorming Toolkit

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Design isn't just a matter of outcomes but a complex process each phases, which must be handle with great skill. In PACO we study different approaches and methods in order to code them into innovative tools to support the design phases. In the examples above some of our creations for brainstorming we tailor-made for our [...]