Digital Do It Yourself Project
Final International Conference

Digital Makers – Making a Difference?

Thursday June 22nd, 2017 – Milan, Palazzo Pirelli (Via F. Filzi 22)


On June 22nd, 2017, starting at 9:30am, Palazzo Pirelli (Via F. Filzi 22, Milano) will host the Final Conference of the Digital Do It Yourself (DiDIY) Project, titled: “Digital Makers – Making a Difference?”.

Throughout the day, first in a plenary session, then in two parallel workshops, the Consortium will present the results of a research financed by the European Commission, in the context of the Horizon 2020 programme. The DiDIY project saw seven European organizations working together to define a rigorous conceptual framework to explore and understand the DiDIY phenomenon, and produce guidelines to maximize its positive impacts on society.




9.30 – 10.00 Registration

10.00 Welcome
Luca Del Gobbo, Minister University, Research and Open Innovation, Regione Lombardia

Introduction to the Conference
Luca Mari, DiDIY Project Coordinator, LIUC – Università Cattaneo

An overview of the DiDIY phenomenon
Indy Johar, co-founder of Research Lab and Dark Matter Labs, Senior Innovation Associate with the Young Foundation, Visiting Professor at the University of Sheffield

Presentation of the main results of the DiDIY project
Chiara Barattieri di San Pietro, Ab.Acus
Bruce Edmonds, Manchester Metropolitan University
Vincent C. Müller, American College of Thessaloniki
Wouter Tebbens, Free Knowledge Institute
Marita Canina, Politecnico di Milano
David Gauntlett, University of Westminster
Aurelio Ravarini, LIUC – Università Cattaneo

Round table: a conversation with policy-makers on Digital Do It Yourself
Coordinator: Luca Orlando, Journalist, Il Sole 24 Ore
Discussants: Licia Cianfriglia, Vice-President, ANP (Italian Association of School Principals)
Roberta Cocco, Councillor for Digital Transformation and Citizens Services, Municipality of Milan
Silvia Pagani, General Secretary, Confindustria Lombardia
Arlo Canella, lawyer, founder associate of Canella Camaiora firm

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 Parallel session 1 – Sala Pirelli
Building a more creative society: Digital DIY, creativity and learning: a workshop on DiDiY and learning
Chiara Barattieri di San Pietro, Ab.Acus
David Gauntlett, University of Westminster

Parallel session 2 – Sala Eventi
Makers at Work: Digital DIY mindset, open business models and collaborative workers:a workshop on DiDiY and production
Wouter Tebbens, Free Knowledge Institute
Aurelio Ravarini, LIUC – Università Cattaneo

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break

16.00 – 16.45 Closing discussion


Organization: Paola Negrin: – T. +39 347 8834400


Online registration (free)

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