After graduating in Industrial Design at the Politecnico di Torino in 2004, Giovanni Innella freelanced as a graphic designer and visual designer, to then work for the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea. In 2005 he engaged with Interaction Design Lab, becoming a partner soon after. In 2008 Giovanni graduated cum laude from the IM master course at the Design Academy of Eindhoven and has been selected to exhibit his thesis project at the Droog gallery in Amsterdam and the National Architecture Institute of Maastricht. In 2009 he held the position of Senior Researcher at the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute. During his career as a designer he worked on projects in Europe and Africa, exhibiting at the International Design Biennale of Saint-Etienne, the Fuorisalone of Milan and the Van Abbe Museum of Eindhoven, amongst other venues. Giovanni’s jewellery piece for brand CHP...? is part of the permanent collection of the Stedelijk Museum of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. With Agata Jaworska, he initiated Institute of Relevant Studies, a network that comes together and collaborates with other Institutes on demand. Currently in a state of beta, IoRS develops new models for business and culture as a form of design and expression. In 2014 Giovanni completed his PhD at Northumbria University. His research aim lies in understanding how the growing presence of design in the media - and the media in design - has impacted the profession of contemporary designers. This also represents his direction for articulating a clearer design critique expressed in both written and visual form.

Currently, Giovanni is an Assistant Professor at Chiba University, Japan.
Currently, Giovanni is an Assistant Professor at Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology (Tokyo Metropolitan University), Japan.

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List of Exhibitions and Performances:

The Life Fair. New Body Products at Het Niewuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, NL(2016). Curatorship with Agata Jaworska.
Domestic Affairs at the Firestation, Doha, Qatar (2016). Curatorship with Agata Jaworska.
Domestic Affairs at 6th Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \Architecture, Shenzhen, China (2015). Curatorship with Agata Jaworska.
TransActing: A Market of Values at Chealse College of Art, London, UK (2015). With Tal Drori.
GeoMerce at Fuorisalone, Milano, IT (2015). With Gionata Gatto.
Domestic Affairs at Passagen, Koln, DE (2015). Curatorship with Agata Jaworska.
Phenomenal at Museo Madre of Naples, IT (2015). Curatorship with Agata Jaworska.
Design Destinations at MAXXI of Rome, IT (2014). “The Moneychanger” installation exhibited. With Tal Drori.
Coming Soon at Netherlands Architecture Institute, Maastricht, NL (2014). Curatorship with Lukas Feireiss, Lara Schrijver, Agata Jaworska, Piet Vollaard, Roosje Klap, Saskia van Stein
Chi Ha Paura Retrospective at Vicenzaoro, Vicenza, IT (2011).
Body Stories at Stedelijk Museum, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, NL (2011).
Predictions at International Design Biennale of Saint-Etienne, FR (2010).
Progetto Invisibile at Cultural Centre Old Pallouriotissa Market, Nicosia, Cyprus (2009).
Design that Thinks in Lecce, IT (2009). Curatorship with Agata Jaworska.
NL=New Luxury at Netherlands Architecture Institute, Maastricht, NL (2009).
Dutchness at Fuorisalone, Milano, IT (2009).
Design Academy Graduation Show at Dutch Design Week Eindhoven, NL (2008).
Master Pieces at Droog Gallery, Amsterdam, NL (2008).
The Making of Silicon Skins at Van Abbemuseum and Design Huis, Eindhoven (2008).


Selected Publications about Giovanni Innella:

2016, Design Senza Designer, Editori Laterza (book by Chiara Alessi)
2016, Mondi Possibili. Appunti di Teoria del Design, Edizioni Temporale (book by Marco Petroni)
2015, Expo Soulfood, Flash Art #322 (article by Marco Petroni) 
2015, Exercises in Political Design, Interni magazine #648 (article by Chiara Alessi)
2015, Geomerce, Domus web (article by Matteo Cremonini)
2014, Dopo gli Anni Zero - Il Nuovo Design Italiano, Editori Laterza (book by Chiara Alessi)
2014, Destinations and destinies of Italian design, Domus web (article by Chiara Alessi)
2014, In Movimento, Flash Art #314 (article by Marco Petroni)
2012, Design at the Mirror, Abitare web (article by Marco Petroni)
2011, Chi ha paura. Who’s afraid of contemporary jewellery? (Catalogue) Electa Italy


List of Academic Publications:

Innella G. et al. (2016) The Benefits Of Prototyping Early In Design Workshops, Bulletin of Japanese Society for the Science of Design, (in the press).
Innella G. (2014) The Commodity of Trade in Contemporary Design, PhD Thesis, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Innella G., Rodgers P. (2013) The Media Trade in Virtual Design, Fusion Journal 002.
Hanna J., Jorge C., Nisi V., Nunes N., Caldeira M., Innella G., Marinho A. (2013) Island Stories: The Madeira Story Generator Project, New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, Routledge.
doi: 10.1080/14790726.2013.854810
Jorge C., Nisi V., Nunes N., Innella G., Caldeira M., Sousa D. (2013) Ambiguity in Design: An Airport Split-Flap Display Storytelling Installation, Proceedings of CHI 2013, Paris.
doi: 10.1145/2468356.2468452
Leitner M., Innella G., Yauner F. (2013) Different Perceptions of the Design Process in the Context of DesignArt, Design Studies Volume 34 Number 4, Elsevier.
doi:10.1016/j.destud.2013.01.006
Innella G., Rodgers P.A., Spencer N. (2012) It Takes a Switch to Turn off the Spotlight, Design Philosophy Politics Journal.
Innella G., Rodgers P.A., Spencer N., Bohemia E. (2011) Examining the Physical to Visual Shift in how We Now Experience Designed Objects, Proceedings of IASDR Conference 2011, Delft.
ISBN: 978-94-6190-718-9
Innella G., Papeschi F., Nisi V. (2011) The Participatory Technique of “Technology Probes”: a Case Study in Burkina Faso, Proceedings of Create11, London.
Rodgers P., Tennant A., Yauner F., Innella G. (2011) Disruption for Good, Proceedings of Design History Society Annual Conference 2011: Design Activism and Social Change, Barcelona.