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Sofia Soledad Duarte Poblete


Designing for Transition

I edition
  • English
  • November 2024


Product and industrial designer and educator, Sofia Soledad Duarte Poblete is currently a PhD candidate in Design at the Politecnico di Milano. She is part of the Materials Design for Transition research group. Her work emphasizes the development of materials designers role and practices for environmental sustainability within design firms. Her research explores the integration of emerging materials in product design and promotes materials-driven design practices that help companies progress towards sustainability.

Sofia conducts lectures across various design laboratories and contributes to the Design for Environmental Sustainability course within the same department. Her expertise bridges materials design with traditional crafts, DIY materials, emerging processes, and the study of materials experiences and identity.