Dr. Arianna Mazzeo


Dr. Arianna Mazzeo is currently a senior researcher in Art, Design and Technology at the University of Toronto. Prior to this position, she taught the course Methodologies and Practice in Design Engineering Research at Harvard University’s Master in Design Engineering Program, where she was also an advisor for Independent Design Engineering Projects (IDEP). She is an Associate Visiting Professor of Practice in Design, Art, and Technology, and a Senior Research Fellow at RISD and at NYU TISCH Performance Studies, where she works on introducing innovative design research and experimental pedagogies for social change. Grounded in critical and “artistic intelligence” as design intervention in the public domain, her research focuses on transformative co-creation and sustaining forms of resilience in public space and the wellbeing of communities in the cities and regions through the psycho-physical pedagogy of embodiment. Her practice-based research is aiming at the creation of a new public and lexicon for transformation of social-spatial inequalities through a creative process and AI, educational innovation in design, and co-production of collaborative pedagogies for open creative arts education, including humans, non-human, and other actors in public space.