Virginia Tassinari

After her studies in philosophy Virginia Tassinari extended her research activities by blending the world of philosophy and humanities in general with the context of design and media. With her roots in the philosophical traditions of the Frankfurter Schule, she applies a critical assessment of contemporary society by translating the categories of critical theory to the worlds of design and media. She approaches contemporary society through design projects on the crossroads between philosophy, semiotics and design and media practice. Virginia Tassinari is currently engaged in both teaching, research and project-based activities at the Mad Faculty in Belgium. Among the activities she is currently involved in, several are focussed on issues of social innovation and social sustainability (cf. collaborations with DESIS, Institute without boundaries, Recentre …). Virginia Tassinari carries out her PhD research in collaboration with the University of Antwerp and is a member of the executive board of Cumulus, the International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design & Media. She is currently busy with founding a Desis Lab in the Mad Faculty.