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Scuola Politecnica di Design announces Chris Bangle workshop

Mon, 13 Jul 2009

Italy’s Scuola Politecnica di Design has announced a seven-day workshop with former BMW Group design boss Chris Bangle at its campus in Milan. Themed ‘Future Personal Emotional Mobility’ and scheduled to run from 18 to 24 September 2009, the workshop invites design degree graduates and experienced car designers to take part in a project to create a new breed of sustainable shared transportation for the year 2050.

Based on the concept that the mass migration of people from the countryside to cities will in the future create even more social, economic and ecological differences between population zones, this event will see attendees work closely with Bangle towards designing systems that engage on an emotional as well as an economic level, satisfying the personal transportation needs – and desires – of a disparate global population while minimising impact on the environment.

After an initial concept phase, in which the goals of the students are expressed in the form of a pyramid, the Future Personal Emotional Mobility system will be fleshed out with sketches and storyboards depicting the fictional world it’s designed to interact with. Finally, participants will be tasked with creating a proposal that fits a specific brief derived from the pyramid created during the conceptual phase. The project will be monitored for feasibility and reviewed throughout the week.

To apply, send your CV and portfolio to or visit for more information.