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I curate and facilitate workshops
for universities, schools, and companies. 


1) Designing for Meanings
Experiencing creativity directed to designing meaningful propositions, i.e. propositions that tell a story, that trigger values and emotions, that make people think, and that are positive for the environment and for society.

2) Food Design Thinking
Experiencing the creative process for those designing with and for food, a process that leads to designing beyond the product, or beyond the dish, and towards environmental, social, and spiritual sustainability.

If you want me to give a workshop get in touch

and I will be happy to create something tailored to your needs.


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Food Design Thinking method STARCHAT.HEIC

Workshop Title: What can Food Design Thinking do?

Event Name: ftalks 2022

Organized by: Km Zero

Date: October 20, 2022

Location: Valencia, Spain

Workshop Topic: Food Design Thinking and the Sustainability Pyramid

Organised for: Centro Sociale 2 Agosto

Date: March 26, 2022

Location: Bologna, Italy

Workshop Topic: Food Design Thinking

Organized for: Madrid Design Week 2020

Date: February 13, 2020

Location: Madrid, Spain


Workshop Topic: Food Design Thinking

Organized for: A Scuola Di Gusto. Coordinator: Pina Siotto

Date: January 8, 2020

Location: Bologna, Italy


Workshop Topic: Food Design Thinking, Idea Generation

Organized for: Sustainable Brands Rio 2016

Date: June 21-22, 2016

Location: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil


Workshop Topic: Food Design Innovation

Organized for: Tecnologico de Monterrey

Date: March 7, 2014

Location: Queretaro, Mexico



During online Workshop participants use a virtual room where FDT tools are uploaded in a virtual format and participants are able to interact with the tools and with each other simultaneously.



  • Food Design Thinking for gastronomy students - Zuyd University, Hotel Management School. Five 3-hours workshops where students experienced a selection of FDT methods used to generate ideas for new dishes.

    • May 2020

    • Oct-Nov 2020

    • May-June 2021

    • Nov-Dec 2021

    • May 2023

    • Nov-Dec 2022


  • Data collection workshops for Remember Now, first part of the "Designing Life after Covid" by Harvard Design Laboratory. Five workshops for University of Groninger, in collaboration with Stenden Hotel Management School. October 2020.

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