Dr. Gaia Scagnetti is program co-coordinator and full-time Assistant Professor at the Pratt Institute’s Graduate Communications Design department in New York. In 2009 she obtained a Ph.D. degree cum Meritus in Multimedia Communication at the Politecnico di Milano with a thesis on Visual Epistemology in Information Visualization and Mapping. Her current research projects discuss new pedagogies, strategies, and approaches for Higher education in design.
Gaia has worked and taught in four different countries in the past ten years, but she now lives in Brooklyn. She is attending the Summer Intensive hoping to broaden her writing toolkit and reach a larger audience; she firmly believes that research could and should live outside academic conferences and serve a wider public.