About

Manifesto

LAND IS A DIFFUSE EDUCATION ORGANISM.

LAND ENTAILS A TRANSFORMATIVE AND EMANCIPATORY PEDAGOGICAL APPROACH.

SPECULATIVE DESIGN ACTS AS A CATALYST.

We believe in fair, biophilic, hybrid and inventive collaborations between enterprises, nonprofits, universities and individuals to build the most desirable futures.

We help organizations formulate new world-views into questions, hypotheses and ideas.

Ingeniuos individuals learn through real-world challenges to leverage their values, beliefs, attitudes, knowledge and competences, combining critical thinking, imagination and practice.

Master-level students with a diverse cultural and disciplinary background holistically exchange their experiences.

LAND education happens in many places. The location shifts around Italy in a wide range of settings located within existing institutions: enterprises, foundations and public sites, shaping its pedagogical and research principles.

Upwards, not Northward.
We refuse to be confined
to limited dimensionality.
We envision the land of Fourth,
Fifth and Sixth dimension.

People

  • Anna Lottersberger FOUNDER

    Anna Lottersberger is co-founder of LAND education. She has designed, executed and supervised more than fifty workshops in collaboration with large enterprises, SMEs and nonprofits. Anna has produced exhibitions and documentaries on fashion, design and creativity.
    She holds a Ph.D. in Design (Textile) from Politecnico di Milano, where she completed her Bachelor’s in Industrial Design and a MA in Fashion Design.
    She is an alumna of Alta Scuola Politecnica.
    Anna worked as a creative consultant with Culti, Dolce&Gabbana and Loro Piana and co-founded the fashion brand Il Sistema degli Oggetti.
    Anna collaborated as a mentor for the start-up Incubator Polihub and the Fashion Technology Accelerator.
    She has worked as a university lecturer in Italy, Lebanon, China, and Singapore, where she was the Head of the School of Fashion and Design at MDIS. From 2016 to 2019, she served as the Head of Fashion Cluster at Domus Academy in Milano.
    She supported the organization of the EUvsVirus Hackathon and Matchathon promoted by the EU Commission.
  • Alessia Vitali ADVISOR | Director of Academic Affairs, Quasar Design University

    Alessia Vitali holds her BA and MA in Architecture from Università di Roma La Sapienza where she earned a PhD in Architecture (Theory and Design) with a visiting research period at GSAPP Columbia University. She engaged in design critique at New Jersey Institute of Technology, Parsons The New School and Columbia University.

    She lectured Exhibit Design at BAU Global. She collaborated with La Galleria Nazionale in Roma.

    She co-founded Open House Roma, where she served as Managing Director. She worked as Program Coordinator at Fondazione Exclusiva. She curated numerous public events and cultural projects at MAXXI, MACRO, Museo dei Mercati di Traiano, CONI, Expo 2015, Maker Faire, Università di Roma La Sapienza. She is the Director of Academic Affairs at Quasar Institute for Advanced Design. She authors publications and organizes conferences, talks, workshops.

  • Max Brun ADVISOR | Executive Producer, HiProduction & Art+Vibes

    Max Brun is the founder of HiProduction and Art+Vibes.

    Max Brun is an executive producer who has worked in the world of film, documentary and advertising production.

    Max collaborated with international directors and artists: Agnès Varda, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Alice Rohrwacher, Ava Du Vernay, Jonas Akerlund, Lady Gaga, Massy Tadjedin, Milena Canonero, Roman Polanski, Wes Anderson, Spike Lee, Zoe Cassavetes, Hailey Gates, Chloé Sevigny, Woody Allen, Wim Wenders.

    Max produced a series of short movies with Prada named “A Therapy” that were presented at Cannes Film Festival and the project “Miu Miu Women’s Tales” for Miu Miu with 19 short movies that were presented in various editions of Venice Film Festival.

    Max was in charge of documentary projects in collaboration with Francesco Vezzoli, Vanessa Beecroft and Marina Abramovic.

  • Matteo Lai ADVISOR | C.E.O., Empatica

    Matteo Lai is co-founder and CEO of Empatica, a human data analytics company based in Milan and Boston. Empatica sells the world’s smallest and most accurate wearable sensor for research, and it recently launched Embrace, the first medical grade wearable designed to save lives for people with Epilepsy and Autism. Matteo holds a Master in Innovation Management from Alta Scuola Politecnica. He also studied engineering, trained as an architect, and holds a Double M.Sc. degree in Architecture from Milan’s Polytechnic and Turin’s Polytechnic.

  • Giulia Biscossi ADVISOR | Managing Director, Biscossi and Partners

    Giulia Biscossi is the founder and managing director of Biscossi and Partners, an advisory firm for corporate sustainability and integrated communication. Giulia graduated in Marketing Management at Bocconi University. She joined the marketing team of L’Oréal Luxury Division, then she moved to Singapore for La Perla Asia. Later, she joined Bulgari in Rome as a member of the Events and Special Corporate Project team. In 2011, she was appointed Managing Director to found the Milan branch of Triumph Group International and drive its strategic direction and growth. In 2015, she served as the External Relations Director of the Group. In 2019, she founded Biscossi and Partners.Giulia is Board Member of the Chamber of Commerce Milano, Monza e Brianza, Lodi and former Board Member of Assolombarda Confindustria Milano, Monza e Brianza, Lodi.

  • Michele Tognon ADVISOR | Partner, Tognon Studio Associato

    Michele Tognon is a Partner of Tognon Studio Associato, an accounting firm based in Verona, where he has worked as an accountant and auditor for over 10 years. Michele is dedicated to tax, corporate and accounting services, and especially to extraordinary transactions such as liquidation and restructuring. Michele holds a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Economics and Law from Università degli Studi di Verona. Michele specialized in enterprise crisis management at IPSOA and 24 Ore Business School.

  • Giusy Cannone ADVISOR | CEO, Fashion Technology Accelerator

    Giusy Cannone is the CEO of Fashion Technology Accelerator, the international hub for digital innovation in the Fashion Industry. She has been Investment Manager at Italian Angels for Growth, business angels network with 14M€ invested. Previously, she was innovation specialist at in Intesa Sanpaolo bank, running a program which supports business development of tech start-ups. Earlier, she worked in the United States, first as a researcher at the Kauffman Foundation then as the coordinator of the incubation program at the Mind the Bridge in San Francisco. She has also been involved in consultancy projects to develop entrepreneurial ecosystem in different countries. She serves as a lecturer at Istituto Marangoni and Domus Academy.

  • Lorenzo Cirio ADVISOR | Associate, Trilantic Capital Partners

    Lorenzo Cirio is an investment professional as Associate at Trilantic Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in London. Lorenzo holds a Double B.Sc. in Information Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble, a Double M.Sc. in Information Engineering from Politecnico di Torino and Politecnico di Milano, a M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago and he is an alumnus of Alta Scuola Politecnica.

    He gained business experience as a management consultant at Boston Consulting Group and earned an MBA at London Business School and a Certificate in Management of Technology at UC Berkeley. He is passionate about wine tasting (ONAV, WSET).

  • Davide Falzone ADVISOR | Art Director

    Davide Falzone is Art Director and Graphic Designer. Davide graduated in Communication Design for Cultural Heritage at the Politecnico in Milan. After collaborating with MetaDesign agency in Berlin, he began his career as a designer and art director in his studio, which is currently based in Bologna. He works for clients operating mainly in the cultural heritage sector and has over the years earned an Honourable Mention at the Compasso d’Oro 2016 and won first prize at the IDA Design Award in the Print Design category. His design approach focuses on research and experimentation with materials. He has produced several publications and created the environmental graphics for the New Basement of the National Museum of Beirut. For over 7 years he has designed the visual identity of Bolzano Festival Bozen. Since 2016 he has been teaching Visual Elements for Design at the Politecnico in Milan as a lecturer.

  • Anisa Johnny ADVISOR | Senior Lecturer, Raffles Design Institute Singapore

    Anisa Johnny is Senior Lecturer in Fashion Marketing & Management at Raffles Design Institute in Singapore. She holds a BA in Economics and Social History from University of Bristol and a PG Certification in Practice, Innovation, Service Design and Design Thinking from Goldsmiths University of London. She has spent the last 20 years in the fashion and lifestyle industry: from training in the buying office at Marks & Spencers, launching her own fashion brand with clients across Europe, to working as a Consultant for TopShop.

    Anisa puts her students in contact with established fashion and lifestyle brands in Singapore thanks to projects spanning traditional and digital marketing campaigns, video and content creation, visual merchandising, product development and market research. Social Entrepreneurship, sustainability and authentic branding are at the core of her practice.

  • Stefano Soso ADVISOR | HR & Recruiting Coordinator, Balich Worldwide Shows

    Stefano started his career in the production team of Ennio Morricone coordinating the orchestra and chorus. He worked in the Artistic Production team of Arena di Verona beside the Artistic Director for 5 years.

    Stefano was appointed Vice-President of Juvenilia, the European Network of Young Opera Friends in Bruxelles connecting 26 associations from 10 European countries to bring the world of major European theaters closer to the youth and then he founded Elektra, the Italian club for young people passionate about opera. He loves reading biographies and visit unusual places.

    Stefano Soso is the HR & Recruiting Coordinator at Balich Worldwide Shows.

  • Srivatsan Aravamudan Advisor | Business Development Director, Rootquotient

    Srivatsan Nemili Aravamudan is the Director of Business Development at Rootquotient, a Custom Software Development company based in Toronto, Canada. Rootquotient is empowering businesses by devising digital strategy, consulting, implementation and being a technology partner in driving innovation. Srivatsan earned a Master’s in Computer Applications and has 2 decades of experience in the Information Technology Industry. He also holds a Master’s in Design from Raffles Design Institute in Singapore. Srivatsan specializes in solution consulting, design thinking and actualizing customer business objectives via technology.

  • Antonio Chimienti Advisor | Psychologist and Organizational Consultant

    Antonio Chimienti performs his profession between multiple activities in therapy sessions, organizational consultancy and research on the relationship between creativity and technology in the community development. As a consultant for public and private organizations, in the past 10 years, he has been designing and coordinating interdisciplinary groups for HR development programs and participatory programs for the local growth together with artists, architects and researchers.
    Antonio has developed a profound interest in interaction design and gamification, observing and investigating virtual environments integrating technology both as a medium and as a language to explore and take action in the relationship between people and context.

Partners

ART&VIBES

Art + Vibes is a Milan based independent creative company and film production founded in 2011 making projects about art, fashion and music.

PROGETTO PERFORMARE

Progetto PerFormare is an Italian certified training company offering a portfolio of coursing ranging from management, finance and hospitality to human resource, marketing and creativity countrywide.

Contacts

LAND EDUCATION ITALIA



Milano • Via Podgora 4 • 20122
Roma • Via dei Monti di Pietralata 73 • 00156