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I live in Milano (Italy).
I am always looking for new opportunities and collaborations in both commercial and academic contexts. For more information on my work and research, have a look at my short bio below or check my Linkedin profile.


Short bio

Sara Radice is a visual designer and an independent researcher in the cross field of design and cultural heritage.

In 2016-17 she was contract professor at Politecnico di Milano and in 2015-16 she at Università degli studi di Milano-Bicocca; from 2008 to 2016 she taught at ACME – Accademia di Belle Arti Europea dei Media.

Since 2015 she collaborates within the interdepartmental research center Aspi – Archivio storico della psicologia italiana, Università degli studi di Milano-Bicocca on projects related to the valorization of digital archives.

She obtained a PhD in Design cum laude from Politecnico di Milano in 2014, with a thesis titled Designing for participation within cultural heritage. Participatory practices and audience engagement in heritage experiences processes.

In 2014, she co-founded museum&CO, which aims at researching, promoting and designing novel strategies for audience engagement within cultural heritage and GLAMs, using participatory design techniques.

For the duration of AY 2012‐13, she has been research fellow at the metaLAB (at) Harvard, where she participated in fellows seminar and contributed to ongoing research projects of the scholarly community. During her research stay in Cambridge (MA), she also attended the continuing education courses Museum Exhibition Content Development and Introduction to Museum Studies at the Harvard University Extension School.

In 2012, she worked at the MAH-Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center collaborating with Nina Simon at the design of the participatory exhibitions Everyday History, Santa Cruz Collects, and Rose Sellery – Passages.

From 2011 to 2014, she has been part of the research group Design for Cultural Heritage at Politecnico di Milano within which she has been involved in national and international research projects (MeLa* European Museums in an age of migrationsContemporary Authentic Milano, Il design del patrimonio culturale tra storia, memoria e conoscenza. L’immateriale, il virtuale, l’interattivo come materia di progetto nel tempo della crisi).

From 2007 to 2011, she worked for a design company based in Milan, collaborating at the development of multidisciplinary projects of branded architectural spaces across different areas of service design and exhibition design sectors.

In 2007, Sara Radice obtained a MSc in Design at Politecnico di Milano, and a Master Degree in Architecture, Archeology and Museography. Strategic Design and Innovative Management of Archeological Sites from Accademia Adrianea di Architettura e Archeologia Onlus.


She spoke, among all, at:
Design e valorizzazione del patrimonio culturale. Gli archivi come campo di sperimentazione di modelli di fruizione innovativi nell’era del digitale, Milan, 2015
Le nuove tendenze della museologia, Milan, 2014
ICOFOM annual Symposium, Paris, 2014
What’s on: cultural diversity, social engagement and shifting education, Aveiro, 2014
Penn GSE Screening Scholarship Media Festival, Philadelphia, PA, 2013
The Re/theorisation of Heritage Studies, Gothenburg, 2012
Spaces of (dis)location, Glasgow, 2012

She has been a judge for the BiblioHackDay at Villa di Breme Forno, Cinisello Balsamo (Milan), 2015.

Scholarships, grants, and awards

– The project Ark-IVE was selected, out of 259, among the 20 shortlisted ideas of the contest iC-innovazioneCulturale promoted by Fondazione Cariplo, 2015.
– Selected by competition for an AY of research fellowship at the metaLAB (at) Harvard, 2012-2013.
– Doctoral research scholarship (3 years), Politecnico di Milano, 2011-2013.
– Selected by competition and awarded for the project “Everyone’s step” for the inclusive enjoyment of the rocky art heritage of Valle Camonica, UNESCO Site n.94, with the financial support of Fondazione Cariplo, 2011.
– Selected by competition for the summer workshop “Metropolitain, Micropolitain” conceived and organized by the European Architecture Student Assembly (EASA) and EXYZT , at La Condition Publique in Roubaix, Lille, 2004.
– Erasmus program scholarship, EINA – Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona (UAB – Universitad Autonoma de Barcelona), 2005.