The Lab will have at its core a team of qualified designers and artists led and directed by Pier Paolo Peruccio scientific head of the Lab and director of SYDERE.

pier paolo peruccio


Architect and PhD in the History of Architecture and Urbanism, Full Professor of Design. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the international organization World Design Organization [ICSID/WDO] and of the Aurelio Peccei Foundation. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the PLART Foundation and of the Inspiration Board of the Sustainability and Circular Economy Laboratory at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo. He conducts research in the field of design history, environmental sustainability, and corporate culture.

Gianluca Grigatti

Sydere_HERITAGE Coordinator

Gianluca Grigatti, PhD, is an archaeologist and design historian, fundraiser. Adjunct Professor of History of Design at Politecnico di Torino, with the placement the Collezione del Compasso d’Oro among the Cultural Heritage protected by the Italian Ministery of Cultural Heritage, he has focused his research on the design and fundraising oriented strategies for the enhancement of Cultural Heritage. Since 2014 he has been engaged in Fundraising, R&D for monumental complex of Lanterna di Genova, and since 2020 he has been Vice President of the Cultural Association “il Mondo dei Fari”.

veronica loche

Systemic Designer

A graduate in Design, Visual Communication and Systemic Design at the Polytechnic University of Turin, currently collaborates with international companies operating in the world of communication and marketing. Through Agile methodology, she manages projects that range from the conceptualization of artworks in blockchain, to the world of ltalian art-house cinema, to the co-design of social media strategy, to writing business plans for startups innovations, to the social sphere.

martina gargiulo pozzo

Systemic Designer

A graduate in Industrial Product Design and Systemic Design from the Polytechnic of Turin, she has participated in several design projects in the social field, including the Zefiro DIY Covid19Mask, designed in collaboration with the Fablab of Turin and other designers during the 2020 pandemic. He currently works as a UX/UI designer and collaborates with the SYDERE Center of the Politecnico di Torino.

giulia formato


Giulia Formato is a PhD student, currently enrolled in the Architectural and Landscape Heritage course at Politecnico di Torino, where she graduated with a Master of Science in Architecture for Heritage with a thesis on the protection and enhancement of the hydroelectric heritage. She now collaborates with SYDERE, after partecipating in the G.Y.M. – Growing Youthful Material residencies in Ivrea, during July 2022, and Saluzzo, during September of the same year.


Graphic Designer

Graduated in Design and Visual Communication at the Polytechnic University of Turin, his academic commitment is highlighted by the drafting of a thesis on the social role of contemporary photography. Currently, he is pursuing a first-level academic Master’s degree in Writing and Visual Storytelling at IAAD and Scuola Holden. Driven by passion for visual arts, his work is based on in-depth research, historical understanding, and the social implications of projects.


Graphic Designer

Graduated from the Polytechnic University of Turin in Design and Visual Communication, she is passionate about illustration and graphic design, her work is driven by research on human behavior and reactions to images. The exploration of the human being turned out to be essential for her thesis on the social role of photography. She currently works in the creative field.


Known for her experience in national and international residency programs in which she promoted innovative training programs and the mobility of emerging artists, having directed the Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte, Poirino from 2004 to 2015. A pioneer and innovator in the field of art at the service of business companies. She created the first corporale collection in Italy for the Teseco Group, Pisa and an ambitious public art project for a technology company, Tiscali, calling various artists to intervene in the spaces of the new buildings in Sa Illetta, Cagliari as: Alberto Garutti, Olafur Eliasson, Maria Lai, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Grazia Toderi.

She left us last March after a rich life full of out-of-the-box beauty and rock and roll.

She was the art in the heart of Sydere.