Alessandra Fasoli


I am a design researcher with a strong focus on sustainability, craft and making practices, and technology. At Kingston, I am currently supervising BA design students in the Dissertation Module, while carrying on an ARCH Techne funded Doctoral Training Partnership in Sustainable Design, done in collaboration with the Craft Council. My doctoral research at KSA explores the potential of community craft and maker practices as a social enabler for sustainability in South Devon. My project is informed by design justice frameworks, social sustainability policies, intersectional feminism, and degrowth economic theories. Since 2022, I am a research assistant at University of Greenwich Design School, where I am working on a variety of projects on social and inclusive design.

I have an MA (hons) in Architecture Design from Roma Tre University with a thesis on sustainable participatory architecture in Peruvian rural communities. I am a co-founder and current head of communication of AK0 - architettura a kilometro zero, a Rome-based architecture nonprofit that promotes and research co-design and self-building practices in Europe, South America, and Africa.

Since 2013 I have been collaborating and exploring new models of artisanal production in architecture and design by collaborating in several local and international makerspace and fablab projects in Peru, Italy, and Spain. I moved permanently to England in 2020, where alongside my academic career I also work as a freelance visual and service designer.

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