The Systemic Food Design Lab (SFD Lab) has the objective of developing, at a theoretical and applied level, a system approach based on the construction of valuable, collaborative and sustainable relationships and applied to food in all its many meanings.



ACTIVITIES and RELATIONSHIPS

The Lab produces strategic, pure and applied research within the Gastronomic Sciences field. It promotes the scientific results through communication tools and training opportunities, and participates in the construction of the university’s knowledge assets.

Activities are developed that lead to the consolidation of the UNISG network, identifying new opportunities for adding value.



THEORY

Starting from an analysis of the flow of matter, energy  and knowledge within each system and between one system and another, we study the structure of the overall behavior of interacting elements in order to design relationships of value that narrate a system quality.


METHODOLOGY

HOLISTIC SURVEY: analysis of the current system and identification of problems and opportunities.

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT: based on the information collected from the holistic survey, we proceed to the resolution of critical issues connected to the analyzed system, focusing on shared opportunities.

VALUE ASSESSMENT: the systemic project is evaluated by carrying out a comparison between the initial phase, based on the four aspects where system sustainability and innovation develop: environmental sustainability, social innovation, sensorial quality and economic and cultural impact.

SYSTEMIC COMMUNICATION: definition of strategies for communicating the achieved results, evaluating the use of all formats that characterize digital and cross-media marketing and shaping an image of the project that represents the relationship economy generated.


RESEARCH FIELDS

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, real and virtual, developed from a systemic perspective.

FOOD PACKAGING, analysis and eco-design of packaging and the relationships between contents and container in terms of communicating a system quality.

ENERGY AND FOOD, analysis of innovative technologies and systems that can provide support to the food production and distribution system.

FOOD AND WELL-BEING, analysis and design of the relationships between the “food system” and the “human system” for widely disseminated information about health-related issues.

FOOD PLACES, sales points, canteens, restaurants, cafés, markets, supermarkets, shopping centers, logistics platforms, etc., analyzed and designed from a systemic perspective with the aim of transforming them into “anthropological places” that can speak for a community of affinities and intents.

CULTURAL EVENTS, food and wine events designed from a systemic perspective.

LOCAL POTENTIAL, promotion of local areas through the development of policies of synergy between actors, tourism promotion strategies and analysis of the complexity of relationships, for a renewed relationship between food and towns.

PROJECT CULTURE, consolidation and constant updating of the systemic design methodology applied to the gastronomic sciences.


RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC RESULTS

  1. Capitale relazionale dell’università – UNISG – 2016/2017
  2. Systemic Event Design – Slow Food – 2006/2008/2010/20112/2014/2016
  3. Atlante del Cibo – Città di Torino – 2016
  4. Systemic Food Design – Comieco/Ricrea/Rilegno – 2012/2016
  5. Valori Sostenibili e il km del giudizio: mappa dei parametri di valutazione della sostenibilità dei prodotti alimentari – Novamont – 2015/2016
  6. Sistema Gastronomico Grattacielo – Intesa SanPaolo – 2015
  7. Ristò Savignano – Vera Ristorazione – 2015
  8. Mercato del Duomo – Autogrill – 2015
  9. Bistrot Local Bottega Alimentare – UNISG – 2014
  10. Milano Centrale – Autogrill – 2013
  11. Bistrot Milano Arda – Autogrill – 2013
  12. Disciplinare Sistemico – Palm – 2013
  13. La Buona Musica è A.R.I.A – 10 giorni Suonati – Barley Arts – 2012

RECOGNITIONS

RECOGNITION Adi Index 2016 (BEST ITALIAN DESIGN) for Local Bottega Alimentare

RECOGNITION Adi Index 2015 (BEST ITALIAN DESIGN) for Systemic Event Design

RECOGNITION Green Inspiration Awards 2012 for the project La Buona Musica è A.R.I.A (A Ridotto Impatto Ambientale Aria) applied to the festival  “10 Giorni Suonati.”


Contacts

Coordinator:
Prof. Franco Fassio, [email protected]

Project Manager:
Claudio Ramonda, [email protected]
Alberto Tallone, [email protected]