4 Design Days

27-30 January 2022

Alessandro Rancati

Alessandro Rancati

EU Policy Lab

European Commission

I’m an architect and designer trained at the Politecnico di Milano. I founded and ran design studios in Miami and Barcelona; I taught (social)design at Elisava, ESDI, BAU, Escola Massana, Barcelona.

I have extensive experience in design for policy, strategic design, design direction, service design, complex facilitation and complexity management.

My recent achievements include: several contributions to the official narrative on the New European Bauhaus; the initial concept of its visual narrative, the coordination and delivery of its online presence.

I am the co-creator and coordinator of the European Commission’s Social Economy Canvas and I have recently published a field guide on managing complexity (and chaos) in times of crisis, co-authored with.

My current challenges is to contribute to the development of a self-sustainable community in support of the New European Bauhaus. I am also working proactively to further the introduction of the culture of design in the European Commission.

In my free time, I am experimenting with permaculture, additive/subtractive manufacturing, couture and I practice kitesurfing.