Design facilitator, educator, writer and activist. His books include Agents of Alternatives (co-edited), Design Activism, and The Eco-design Handbook. Presently he is Full Professor of Design Research at the Faculty of Design & Art at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. Previously he was Professor of Emerging Design Practices at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Aalto University, Finland, exploring co-design, openness and sharing, and a Visiting Professor at the Department of Communication and Art, University of Aveiro, Portugal. Projects in recent years include Mode Uncut, a Codesign Manual, Return on Giving for the City of Lahti, Finland; and an Eco-Innovera research project, SHIFT about how to better support eco-innovation SMEs and startups in Europe. Present research focuses on: design and resilient agri-cultures, through What Could A Farm Be? a pilot project and network, muu-baa, in South Tyrol, Italy; and an open source co-e-knitting initiative.