Philippe Casens

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Philippe Casens

Throughout a professional collaboration with Italian designers and architects like Andrea Branzi, Clino Trini Castelli, Pierluigi Cerri, Isao Hosoe, he has experienced different approaches and developed specific methodologies within the field of industrial production, interior design and their communication.

In parallel since 2003, under the name disopradesign,, he has been developing an outsourcing activity ranging from design innovation to project, research and architecture.

His educational activity started in Domus Academy in 1995, where he has been directing the master in product design and the car design and mobility. He co-directed the master in interior design for vehicle (EDIV) at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Ingénieurs de Haute Alsace (France) and has also been collaborating with DARC (Domus Academy Research Center) on research projects and training workshops for Hyundai Kia designers.

As a visiting Lecturer he has been holding workshops and conferences in different universities: Isia (Florence), Tunghai University (Taichung); ABAC (Bangkok), Shristi College (Bangalore), NID (Ahmedabad), IIT (Mumbai), Shandong Science & Technology University, Qindao University, Beijing Science & Technology University, Fine Art institute of Shanghai University, Tongji University, Shanghai Normal University.

He was teaching history and theory of design at the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Toulouse (France) and technology and materials in Naba (Milan) before to be appointed in 2015 as an Assistant Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design.

In 2018 he was Specialism Leader of the Mdes Design Practice where he teaches the design experience class. He also teaches in the BA (Hons) structure, material and processes and design history.

His research focuses on multi-disciplinarity and design for social innovation.