Maurizio Vrenna

Industrial Design Program



DSN 1103 Visual Techniques 1
GD 1000 Computer Graphics 1
IND 1300 Drafting and CAD in Industrial Design
IND 1308 Introduction to Industrial Design



I am a young academic and practitioner in the field of design, with experience in Europe and Asia. I am concluding a Ph.D. in Management, Production and Design at Politecnico di Torino, Italy, where I am also teaching as an Assistant Professor. Since September 2019, I am a Visiting Research Scholar at Tsinghua University (清华大学) to continue my studies in Sustainable Product-Service System Design. I am active in the Chinese and international design community. Often invited as a keynote speaker in sector conferences, I recently organized thematic educational workshops and lectures for students with different backgrounds.


Education Background

Ph.D. Program in Management, Production and Design at Politecnico di Torino, Turin – Italy[09/2017 – 10/2020]
Master of Arts in Design & Innovation at Tongji University (同济大学), Shanghai – China[02/2015 – 01/2016]
Master of Science in Ecodesign at Politecnico di Torino, Turin – Italy (110L/110)[ 09/2013 – 02/2016]
Bachelor of Architecture in Industrial Design at Politecnico di Torino, Turin – Italy (106/110)[ 09/2009 – 02/2013]


Publications/scholarly and creative work

Peruccio, P. P., Menzardi, P., & Vrenna, M. (forthcoming). Designing for territorial revitalization. A diffused art exhibition to foster northwest Italian inner areas. In RETROACTIVE RESEARCH: Architecture’s capacity to challenge and extend the limits of other disciplines. Alicante.

Peruccio, P. P., & Vrenna, M. (forthcoming). Design and microalgae. Sustainable systems for cities. Agathón, 2019(6).

Peruccio, P. P., Menzardi, P., & Vrenna, M. (2019). Transdisciplinary knowledge: A systemic approach to design education. In N. A. G. Z. Börekçi, D. Ö. Koçyıldırım, F. Korkut, & D. Jones (Eds.), Proceedings of DRS Learn X Design 2019: Insider Knowledge (pp. 17–23). Ankara: METU Department of Industrial Design. doi:10.21606/learnxdesign.2019.13064

Vrenna, M., Crétier, M., & Landén, S. N. (2019). Participative urban air quality monitoring using open source devices. Agathón, 2019(5), 167–174. doi:10.19229/2464-9309/5192019

Peruccio, P. P., Vrenna, M., Menzardi, P., & Savina, A. (2018). From “The limits to growth” to systemic design: Envisioning a sustainable future. In Z. Linghao, L. Yanyan, X. Dongjuan, M. Gong, & S. Di (Eds.), Cumulus Conference Proceedings Wuxi 2018 – Diffused Transition and Design Opportunities (pp. 751–759). Wuxi: Huguang Elegant Print Co.

Savina, A., Peruccio, P. P., Vrenna, M., & Menzardi, P. (2018). The impact of food production on public health: Systemic strategies for a diffused and transversal prevention plan. In S. Barbero (Ed.), Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD7) 2018 Symposium (pp. 315– 330). Torino: Systemic Design Association.

Menzardi, P., Peruccio, P. P., & Vrenna, M. (2018). Design strategies for enhancing territorial legacy. The case study of a diffused art exhibition to revitalize specific territories in Piedmont region – Italy. In J. Sánchez Merina (Ed.), EURAU18 Alicante: Retroactive Research: Congress Proceedings (pp. 446–451). Alicante: Universidad de Alicante. Escuela Politécnica Superior. doi:10.14198/EURAU18alicante