Architect and PhD in Design, Anna Meroni is Professor of Design in the Department of Design at the Politecnico di Milano. Her research focus is on service and strategic design for sustainability to foster social innovation, participation and local development. A specific expertise has been developed in co-design methods and tools. Anna has originated the concept of community-centred design and she works transversally on new entrepreneurship, public services and responsible research and innovation.
Anna is co-founder of the international DESIS (Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability) Network Association and of the Polimi DESIS Lab in the Department of Design of Politecnico di Milano. Since 2016 she is coordinator of the Master of Science in Product Service System Design.