Small and medium enterprises needing to inject innovation into their management model and wanting to start the process of change towards transparency and sustainability.
Employees at small and medium textile/clothing companies who know that sustainability is a long-term project and want to keep up-to-date and ready to better manage the change.
Fashion freelancers and senior roles wanting to update and improve their strategic skills in the area of sustainability.
Find a vision: the scenario requires consistency
I want to know the truth: what are the contemporary approaches to consumption
Craftsmanship tradition and top level industrial production: the Italian model
From zero to green: beginning with a renewed creative process
Buy less and buy better: anti-consumerism creates better consumption
Sustainable, inclusive communication: the steps to take
Barbara Chiodi was born and raised in the Valtellina valley in Lombardy and is now based in Macerata in the Marche region. A freelance journalist with almost twenty years’ experience in fashion, she writes an eco-fashion blog www.eco-a-porter.com which she hopes will help establish and raise awareness around ethical fashion, including tips on how to produce and buy fashion more consciously and responsibly. Last but not least, she is an animal rights activist.
Paola Maddaluno, Ph.D. in Environment, Design and Innovation, is a History of Applied Arts professor at the Frosinone Academy of Fine Arts and also teaches Textile Design at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts. She is responsible for the Bernasconibiseta textile archive in Como. She has conducted research at the Fondazione Gianfranco Ferré archive in Milan and the Elio Fiorucci Love Therapy archive in Milan. In addition to essays and articles on contemporary fashion and innovative design, she has also published the following books: Gianfranco Ferré. Progettazione continua (Alinea, 2014) and Progettazione aperta. La figura dello stilista-organico (Meltemi, 2019).
An economics and business graduate, he has worked for years as a consultant and tutor on the optimisation of business organisation, using reference models, statistical analysis and data mining.
Matteo Minà is a professional journalist, tutor and fashion expert. Passionate about the sector, he built up his knowledge first at the Polimoda International Institute in Florence and later at the University of Bologna with a degree in costume and fashion culture and techniques. After ten years working as a sales and retail manager for luxury brands, he has chosen to write and speak about fashion in newspapers, periodicals, online and on the radio. He is the co-author of Il Galateo del Terzo Millennio (Guido Tommasi Editore).
A scholar of grassroots practices of online audio-visual aggregation, socialisation and production, with a particular focus on the interconnections between media studies and gender studies. She is also interested in issues of intersectionality in contemporary media representation, with a particular focus on inclusivity in Italy. She gained a research doctorate from the University of Bologna in 2014 with a thesis on the practices of audio-visual reuse and fandom in women. She is currently Adjunct Professor at the American University of Rome, where she teaches Visual Culture, Cultural Studies, Media and Gender, Celebrity Culture, Media and Activism and Gender in International Relations. She has worked for years with the National Archive of Family Film – Home Movies Association in Bologna and coordinates activities and projects aimed at protecting film and archive heritage. In 2020 she directed the archive documentary Nella buona e nella cattiva sorte. Conversazioni con Sara, produced by Home Movies.
Superzoom Academy courses teach you how to best tackle the future of business. Put together by fashion scholars and insiders with over twenty years’ experience at top Italian textile/clothing companies, Superzoom is the Academy for your future-proof training.