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Gabriele Oropallo is a Research Rellow in Design History at the University of Oslo. His current research project looks at the treatment of duration in the practice and theory of design since the beginning of the current wave of sustainability thinking. He studied anthropology and politics at the Universities of Naples, Düsseldorf, and University College London, where he held a Marie Curie Fellowship and taught design history. Between 2010-2011 he curated and chaired a programme of public seminars in London discussing design ethics, and the impact of social commitment on design practice. His recent publications include chapters for books such as Iconic Designs: 50 Stories about 50 Objects (Bloomsbury, 2014), Made in Italy: Rethinking a Century of Italian Design (Bloomsbury, 2013), Writing Design: Words and Objects (Berg, 2011), and catalogue essays for exhibitions held at Milan’s Triennale Design Museum and São Paulo’s SESC. In 2013 he participated to the São Paulo Architecture Biennial with a project designed with the Arquipélagos Urbanos collective. In 2014, an ongoing project he developed with Joanna van der Zanden and Cynthia Hathaway, Repair Society, was featured at the Istanbul Design Biennial.


gabriele.oropallo@ifikk.uio.no