Hi there! I’m Viola
My name is Viola Petrella. I’m from Italy.
💌 You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
🌱 I’m a designer interested in how we work together. From personal development to organisational design, I believe in the power of people to self-organise and work together harmoniously.
🌿 Relationships are at the centre of my research and practice, with the goal of fostering environments where people collaborate in a joyful, mutually supportive, respectful, emotionally healthy and productive way.
🌳 I am currently a postgraduate researcher in Northumbria University, researching the role of relationships in design and social innovation.
🎤 I love to listen and I love talking, so I produce and host a podcast. We discuss social and cultural innovation with experts and innovators from all across Italy. It’s in Italian – you can listen to it here, or check out our website for more platforms 🙂
📚 I am a PhD student in Design. The aim of my research is to better understand the role and value of interpersonal relationships when we design within processes of social innovation.
🏫 I am working with Centro Servizi Formazione on Scuole al Centro, a project funded by the social enterprise Con i Bambini. My role is to organise workshops with teachers and 11-13 year old kids to reframe the school as a commons. Together, we will (re)design some of the school’s spaces and services to better serve the whole community.
🌆 I am co-founder of Atelier Città, an association of built environment and local development professionals. We are involved in mapping of and strategy development for abandoned and underused spaces and buildings in Pavia, Italy.
🌸 I am also a member of CivicWise, an international distributed and open network that promotes citizen engagement, developing concrete actions and projects based on collective intelligence, civic innovation and open design.
I am building an archive of past projects. You can find some of them here.
🍦 You can also get in touch via LinkedIn
🐌 As of January 2019, I’m not on any other social media platform. Freedom!