Lecturer/ Studio Leader
BA (Hons) Product Design, MA Product Design
Elio is Design Studio Leader on the MDes Design Innovation Programme at The Glasgow School of Art. Prior to joining The Glasgow School of Art, he held teaching positions at the Royal College of Art, Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Architectural Association and visiting research positions at Newcastle University in the Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research Centre, Reading University in the School of System Engineering (Cybernetics) and Imperial College in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering.
Elio’s research investigates design, life sciences and social science partnerships, with particular emphasis upon collaborative research methods. He has contributed to research projects supported by Wellcome Trust, Art Council England and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. Elio is co-author of Design as Future-Making published by Bloomsbury, a book which explores how design draws on and informs disciplines such as philosophy, sociology, anthropology, political science, and psychology and Creative Encounters published by the Wellcome Trust, a book that explores opportunities provided and prompted by collaborations between artists, designers, educators and scientists.
Elio’s design research work has been exhibited extensively in America, Europe, Asia and Middle East and is held in the permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
You can read more of Elio’s work at: radar.gsa.ac.uk