conference “Digital innovation for inclusion”

“Digital innovation for inclusion”

Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. in the spaces of the University of Vicenza (viale Margherita 87) and live, the conference “Digital innovation for inclusion”, Organized by Cooperativa Margherita with the collaboration and scientific supervision of Prof. Simone Visentin, of the FISPPA department of the University of Padua, and of Prof. Elena Giunta, from the Design School of the Politecnico di Milano.

The event is sponsored by Aulss 8 Veneto, the municipality of Vicenza, Federsolidarity, the CNCA, Produzioni dal Basso and the network Immaginabili Risorse and Studio Shift studio.

As a follow-up to the European project Mind Inclusion 2.0, Cooperativa Margherita has created a conference on these topics, an opportunity for training and co-planning to think in a community sense about new tools and inclusive scenarios.

The European project Mental inclusion 2.0started in 2018, aims to support people with disabilities, caregivers and professionals in socio-educational services in the creation of more inclusive communities, by co-designing a new work methodology based on the use of a smartphone app.

The Margherita Cooperative aims to continue the project by informing and training different actors on issues of innovation and inclusion, presenting innovative projects in the use of technology. During the day, new tools will also be shared to interpret reality, in which technological innovations can have the valuable function of improving the inclusive capacity of territories.

The program of the day:

In the morning

9:00 – 9:30 Welcome and registration

9:30 – 10:45 First session

  • Simone Visentin: Technologies, inclusion, accessibility: opening reflections
  • Fabio Bocci and Dr. Valentina Conotter: inclusion and technology: the relationship as an essential aspect.

11:15 – 12:30 Second session

  • Elena Giunta: Work scenarios for co-design

11:30 – 12:30 Presentation of virtuous examples who have been able to combine digital innovation with the dimension of social inclusion of people with disabilities

  • Good Street Social Friends Project – Dra. Raffaella Munaretto and Dra. Giulia Dainese – L’Incontro Social Cooperative
  • MinD Mad in Design – Dr. Giulia Mezzalama
  • Hackability – dr. Carlo Boccazzi Varotto
  • Dear design around Onlus – Dra. Anita Donna Bianco
  • Caregiver Network Project: The Rediscovered Patient – Dr. Fabio Lotti – Yes Social cooperative
  • Mental Inclusion Project – Dra. Alice Segalina and Dra. Valeria Zanon – Cooperativa Margherita

12:30 – 14:30 Lunch break

It’s late

14.30-15: 15 Presentation of virtuous examples that have managed to combine digital innovation with the dimension of social inclusion of people with disabilities

  • Dedu application project – dott. Mauro Gazzola – DEDU Srl.
  • Project One More Experience – Dra. Serena Sterza, Dr. Emanuele Giacomella and Dra. Alessandra Marzana – Cosechesuccedono Association
  • Web application “Employment inclusion for all” – dott. Stefano D’Ambrosio – University of Bologna, Department of Education “Giovanni Maria Bertin”

15:15 – 15:30 Prof. Elena Giunta: Rereading of the cases presented according to their location within the co-design tool presented above.

15: 15-16: 45 Workshops – for participants present

Division into working groups managed by students of the University of Padua belonging to the course of prof. Simone Visentin, duly trained by Prof. Elena Giunta. The aim of the group work will be to stimulate the curiosity and critical sense of the different scenarios of the project presented.

16: 45- 17:00 Coffee break

17: 00-17: 30 Plenary meeting and exchange of relevant aspects and observations arising in the different groups

The event takes place within the fifteenth edition of the review “Margherita in Festa”, a festival promoted since 2007 in the Vicenza area by the Margherita Cooperative, with the aim of creating opportunities for study, relationship , comparison and cultural participation. The 2022 edition is entitled “The possible is at home” and, through a rich calendar of events, will continue the reasoning started on the word “home” in the previous edition, also exploring it as a form of “inhabiting the territories” responsibly. , generating value and well-being for all within them.

Mental inclusion project:


Mental Inclusion App (Android): MindInclusion

Conference registration form: Digital Innovation and Inclusion Conference – Registration for the Margherita in Festa event

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