Save the date! Tuesday, May 5 at 4 pm, there will be the final event of the Interdisciplinary Urban Clinic of LabGov 2020 on the platform Cisco Webex.
For those who are discovering our project, this year we addressed the issue of fashion in relation to sustainability by developing an innovative and sustainable idea to the problem of the environmental impacts generated by this sector. The event will consist principally in the presentation of the final prototype of our project followed by some interventions of our special guests.
The production of the prototype by LabGovers
2020 wants to demonstrate that students can already be part of the answer to
the growing demand for sustainable fashion if you cross technological
innovation and social and environmental sustainability through circular economy
platforms that connect companies, social start-ups, associations and creative
digital communities with an urban rooting.
We will also talk about Covid-19, its impact on
Made in Italy and the prospects of sustainability and digitalization in the
field of fashion.
Guests of the event will be: General Manager Luiss, Giovanni Lo Storto; Rector Luiss, Professor Andrea Prencipe; Giacomo Santucci, President Camera Buyer Italy; Lorenzo Greco, CEO DXC Italy; Vincenzo Linarello, President of GOEL – Cooperative Group; Professor Maria Isabella Leone, executive director of the Master in Open and Innovation; Dr Elena Ciccarelli of NTT DATA and Claudia Giommarini, office ERS lab Luiss.
Don’t hesitate to ask for the link to the video conference room by writing a message to Labgov.city on Instagram or Facebook to participate to this beautiful presentation!
The Interdisciplinary Urban Clinic of LabGov
2020 did not stop in the face of COVID-19 and managed instead to adapt to new
working methods in order to carry out its project idea.
closure of Luiss Guido Carli University, due to the Ministerial Decree of March
4, surprised the Urban Clinic team, who found themselves facing a totally new
scenario. In fact, in less than 24 hours the entire teaching activities of the
university were moved to an e-learning platform to allow students to carry out
their lessons regularly online, establishing a primacy on a national scale. The
Clinic’s activities were no exception.
In a few days, the tutors of the Urban Clinic 2020, supported by the entire LabGov team, had to rethink how the remaining modules of the course were to be carried out, adapting them to new needs. On the weekends of March 13 and 14, April 3 and 4 and April 17 and 18, the theme modules “Building a narrative for Open and Collaborative Innovation for Sustainable Fashion”, “Ux Design for Open and Collaborative Innovation for Sustainable Fashion” and “Legal design” took place online.
The first module
was moderated by Process Design expert Dr. Azzurra Spirito, who guided the students
in their approach to themes such as storytelling, design process as well as
service design. The second module was carried out with the support of the NTT
Data team, which introduced the concepts of user experience, digital data and
innovation as a means of understanding new markets and consumer needs. The Clinic
then ended with the legal design module in collaboration with the team of This
Is Legal Design, an expert start-up in the sector, which allowed us to
analyze the legal touch points between user and seller.
was carried out in view of the final session of May 5, which will take place
via webinar and will be the occasion for the students to present their ideas in
front of notable guests. The experience of these workshops and alternative
co-working sessions has helped both the students and the whole team to approach
different tools and platforms for remote cooperative work, thus being able to
maintain the focus on the goal and carry it out collaboratively while working
in different locations.
The design idea of the Urban Clinic itself was also influenced by the crisis period we are facing. The team, driven by the valuable feedback of Prof. Christian Iaione and DG Luiss Giovanni Lo Storto, rethought the final product by demonstrating how resilient the approach used throughout the Clinic was. In light of the above, the project now envisages two final outputs. Firstly, remaining in line with the original idea, we will continue working on sustainable fashion by creating “Ri-Made In”, a brand focused on the local and community dimension. ‘Ri-Made in’ will transform clothing waste by giving them a second life and the whole process will be carried out inside the neighborhood from which the clothing item comes. The concept of “Ri-Made In” will then be completed with the name of the neighborhood itself. The garment recovery process involves a first stage of collection, followed by a regeneration and personalization moment and by a sale that can be carried out both by current currency and by digital currency paid to garments’ donors.
output, in line with the current situation, provides for a “Ri-Start
Kit” to be distributed to students. It will consist of a shopping bag
created by sensitive local actors from recycled clothes, which will contain a
reusable mask created in the same way as the bag, and a manual with practical
instructions on how to deal with the delicate period that lies ahead with the
due hygienic and behavioral precautions.
For the Urban Clinic team, as for many others, it was not easy to adapt to this new conditions, but commitment and dedication allowed us to achieve these results. The most important thing is that we stayed at home and in spite of everything we didn’t stop!
La Clinica Urbana Interdisciplinare di LabGov 2020 non si è fermata di fronte alla problematica COVID-19 ed è riuscita ad adattarsi a nuovi metodi di lavoro per portare avanti la propria idea progettuale.
La chiusura improvvisa dell’Università Luiss Guido Carli, a causa del Decreto Ministeriale del 4 marzo, ha sorpreso il team della Clinica Urbana, che si è trovato di fronte ad uno scenario totalmente nuovo. L’intera didattica dell’università infatti è stata spostata in meno di 24 ore su una piattaforma di e-learning per permettere agli studenti di svolgere le proprie lezioni regolarmente online, andando a stabilire un primato su scala nazionale. Le attività della Clinica non hanno fatto eccezione.
In pochi giorni, i tutor della Clinica Urbana 2020, supportati dall’intero team LabGov, hanno dovuto ripensare le modalità di svolgimento dei moduli restanti del percorso per adattarli alle nuove esigenze. Nei fine settimana del 13 e 14 marzo, del 3 e 4 aprile e del 17 e 18 di aprile, si sono svolti regolarmente i moduli a tema “Building a narrative for Open and Collaborative Innovation for Sustainable Fashion” e “Ux Design for Open and Collaborative Innovation for Sustainable Fashion” e “Legal design”.
Il primo ha avuto come moderatrice l’esperta di Process Design, la dott.ssa Azzurra Spirito, che ha guidato i ragazzi nell’approccio di temi come storytelling, processo di progettazione oltre che service design. Durante il secondo modulo, svolto con il supporto del team di NTT Data, sono stati introdotti i concetti di user experience, digital data e innovazione come mezzo per comprendere i nuovi mercati e i bisogni dei consumatori. La clinica si è poi conclusa con il modulo sul legal design in collaborazione con il team di This Is Legal Design, start up esperta nel settore, che ha permesso di andare ad analizzare i legal touch point tra utente e venditore.
Il lavoro è stato portato avanti in vista della giornata conclusiva del 5 maggio, che si svolgerà tramite webinar e durante la quale gli studenti presenteranno la propria idea di fronte ad ospiti d’eccellenza. L’esperienza di questi workshop e co-working alternativi ha aiutato sia gli studenti che l’intero team ad approcciarsi a strumenti e piattaforme diverse per il lavoro cooperativo a distanza, potendo così mantenere il focus sull’obiettivo e portandolo a termine in maniera collaborativa pur lavorando in sedi differenti.
L’idea progettuale non è rimasta inalterata durante il periodo di crisi che stiamo affrontando. Il team, spinto anche dai preziosi feedback del prof. Christian Iaione e del DG Luiss Giovanni Lo Storto, ha ripensato il prodotto finale dimostrando quanto l’approccio utilizzato durante tutto il percorso della Clinica fosse resiliente. Alla luce di quanto detto il progetto prevede due output finali. In primo luogo, rimanendo in linea con l’idea originale, si proseguirà sulla traiettoria della moda sostenibile tramite la creazione di “Ri-Made In”, un brand incentrato sull’aspetto locale e di comunità che trasformerà vestiti di scarto andando a donare loro una seconda vita. L’intero processo di rinascita si svolgerà all’interno del quartiere da cui il capo proviene, andando a completare il concetto di “Ri-Made In” con il nome stesso del quartiere. Il processo di recupero del capo prevede un momento di raccolta, uno di rigenerazione e personalizzazione e uno di vendita, che potrà essere effettuata sia tramite moneta corrente che tramite digital currency corrisposta ai donatori di capi.
Il secondo output, in linea con la situazione attuale, prevede un “Ri-Start Kit” da distribuire agli studenti. Sarà costituito da una shopping-bag, creata da attori locali sensibili a partire da vestiti riciclati, che conterrà al suo interno una mascherina riutilizzabile, creata con le stesse modalità della borsa, e un manuale con istruzioni pratiche su come affrontare il delicato periodo che si prospetta con le dovute precauzioni igieniche e comportamentali.
Per il team della Clinica Urbana, come per
molti altri, non è stato facile doversi adattare a questa nuova condizione, ma
l’impegno e la dedizione ci hanno portato a questi risultati. La cosa più
importante però è che noi siamo rimasti a casa e nonostante tutto non ci siamo
The fifth and last workshop and co-working of the Urban Clinic, held on the Luiss Webex Platform, had as guest Joaquin Santuber and Lina Krawietz, Co-founders of the start-up “This Is Legal Design” based in Berlin.
After introducing themselves, our guests presented us the world of Legal Design, which is, in the words of Joaquin: “a way of improving people’s lives and making their life easier”. In order to be clearer about the meaning of Legal Design, Joaquin divided the word into two concepts. First “Legal”, that is the legal system that regulates our interactions in our society. For example, legal industry businesses that are provided and work with the legal system (courts, legal firms, legal departments, etc..). Second, “design” is more complicated to define. There are many design notions. Very often we are familiar with the idea of product design. For instance, service design, such as the process and steps of using a computer. In our case, it represents a creative problem-solving approach to complex challenges. When “This Is Legal Design” was founded, they needed to find an original approach, new solutions to make people’s lives better and easier improving users experience. Since the legal side touches us in every aspect of our life, they applied this mindset to the legal system and decided to conceptualize their start-up with the purpose of solving problems from the legal world, such as access to justice or helping legal firms to identify with the businesses they work with.
Let’s get started with Saturday’s co-working! The students were divided into two groups, one kept on working on the Webex Platform, while the second one held his meetings on the Zoom platform.There were four blocks of activities during the day. Each block started with the Legal Design team providing some inputs to guide the two teams in the realization of innovative legal touchpoints for the project, then both teams met for a brief meeting with Joaquin and Lina at the end of each block to have some feedbacks. The goal of the day was to identify the two main Legal Touchpoints of our project and find original and innovative ways to make them more understandable for our audience. The first group focused on finding an original way to present the “terms and conditions” to the user at the moment of the registration, while the second one worked to solve the legal barriers that may occur when a user’s order is damaged and he has to return it back to “Ri-Made”.
After lunch, Joaquin and Lina asked the students and the tutors of the two groups to prepare a short video that could make the solutions that they had found more comprehensible, in order to present their ideas in a creative and visual way.In the final part of the co-working, the students showed the videos that they created. To conclude the fifth co-working the students updated the tutors on how they are handling the making of video tutorials of sustainable activities that they are filming from home. Moreover, on this last day of co-working, the LabGovers and tutors talked about the planning of the final day of the Urban Clinic which will take place on May 5th from 4 pm to 6 pm with the participation of Director General and the Provost. They will have to present their project an audience of experts, so a lot of work is ahead of us to prepare this exciting day!
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After a sunny Easter break, the Urban clinic is back to hold its fifth and last module on Friday, April 17th and Saturday 18th. The LabGovers will be supported by a team of experts: Lina Krawietz and Joaquín Santuber co-founders of the think tank “This is Legal Design Thinking”…but do you actually know what really is Legal Design? Under our perspective, law should be a tool accessible and comprehensible to everybody. This is why Legal Design arose. Firstly, it is based on three principles: communication, transparency and engagement. Its goals are to simplify the legal jargon in order to make it accessible and comprehensive to non-initiated persons, and secondly to build a communication to make legal procedures more efficient. “Designers” skills will be very useful for the last adjustments of the project. How will students implement and acquire such tools?
The LabGovers will be divided in two groups for the co-working of Saturday, under the supervision of Lina Krawietz and Joaquín Santuber and a reunion will take place all together at the end of the day to hear about what the other group did and discuss it.
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Oggi si è concluso il secondo incontro delle #pilloledisostenibilità organizzato dall’Università Luiss Guido Carli, che ha promosso, durante le festività pasquali, attività online riguardanti tematiche ambientali.
La Clinica Urbana Interdisciplinare di LabGov 2020 ha
aderito a questa bellissima iniziativa online organizzando due pillole di
sostenibilità per rendere green questo periodo di quarantena.
In particolare, giovedì insieme ai tutor della Clinica Urbana Interdisciplinare Alessio, Julianne e Francesco abbiamo visto come realizzare un Orto in Balcone utilizzando materiali riciclati, come bottiglie di plastica e tappi di sughero, insieme ad alcuni consigli su come essere più sostenibili: “lo sapevi che anche solo cancellando le vecchie mail puoi ridurre le emissioni di CO2 nell’ambiente?”; nell’incontro di oggi invece, insieme agli altri tutor Caterina, Lorenzo, Tommaso e Flaminia abbiamo visto come preparare del gel igienizzante per le mani, come disinfettare una mascherina e come riutilizzare rifiuti organici, che altrimenti, avrebbero un grande impatto sull’ambiente!
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Today ended the second meeting of #sustainabilitypills organized by Luiss Guido Carli University, which promoted, during the Easter holidays, online activities on environmental issues. The Urban Interdisciplinary Clinic of LabGov 2020 joined this beautiful online initiative by organizing two sustainability pills video tutorials to make this period of quarantine greener.
In particular, on Thursday together with the tutors of the Interdisciplinary Urban Clinic Alessio, Julianne and Francesco we saw how to create a Balcony Garden using recycled materials, such as plastic bottles and corks, together with some tips to be more sustainable: “did you know that even just by deleting spam emails you can reduce CO2 emissions into the environment? “.
In today’s meeting instead, together with other tutors, namely Caterina, Lorenzo, Tommaso and Flaminia we saw how to prepare hand sanitizing gel, how to disinfect a mask and how to transform an organic waste into beauty cosmetics. We encourage everybody to follow this sustainability pills to reduce the negative impact that some activities have on the environment!
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The fourth workshop and co-working of the Urban Clinic hosted NTT Data Design on the Luiss Webex platform.
Our guest, Dr. Elena Ciccarelli and her team explained us how the multinational NTT Data was born and what the “Digital Entity” team is responsible for within the NTT group. Their activity deals with digital transformation, design process and customer experience. Mrs. Ciccarelli highlighted that in her profession open innovation is a fundamental element, especially during this period in which technology is having an exponential growth amplifying its range of action to several sectors and activities of daily life. Mr. Michele Danti, a member of the Digital Entity team remembered us the importance of designing on the basis of big data. To be more explicit, the NTT team exposed some examples of digital innovation processes by exposing Case Studies from previous contracts, for instance, the creation of apps for customers of telephone carriers (TIM and Vodafone) or Internet Banking Services. Once the consulting session, in the field of design, data processing and storytelling has been held, the Team prepared us for Saturday’s co-working with the scope of deepening and applying the theoretical notions learned during the workshop to the realization of the project of the LabGov clinic.
Let’s get started for Saturday’s co-working! The LabGovers have been divided into three groups, with one member of NTT Data leading each group. The students learned with enthusiasm, how to use the Mural platform in order to perform some practical activities. The first group “Trend” focused on creating a solid basis for the digital platform hosting their project. The second group “Feasibility” took care of defining the customer’s priorities and converge them with the project, so as to focus on various assumptions of products and services to offer. Finally, the third group “Economy” began to map the stakeholders of our project and later, they identified the services and goods needed to create value.
After lunch, everyone gathered to share the activities done during the morning. After that, a member of the LabGov team presented the draft version of the investor pitch to the hosts. The NTT data team had the opportunity to express critiques and gave a feedback and some insights and ideas on which to focus in order to develop the project based on collaborative digital innovation. To conclude the fourth co-working, the students are updated on the execution of community gardening hours that cannot be carried out in the Luiss Community Garden but will be employed in the realization of video tutorials of sustainable activities and advices for a sustainable lifestyle that one can perform at home.
During these next weeks, the LabGovers will work on the presentation of the investor pitch to be ready for the next and very exciting module of Legal Design, in which students will reflect on innovative ways to overcome legal barriers on sustainability with a team of experts from Berlin.
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