Disruptive Quality Winter Edition

Main Location: Verona
Dates: 7 - 18 January 2019

Two weeks, in the heart of Italy, crossing the places and stories of manufacturing entrepreneurs that every day strive to offer the world the best products in their industries.

This is Disruptive Quality, an innovation program led by Riccardo Illy - revolutionary food entrepreneur and civil servant - built around the learnings and the dreams of a lifelong entrepreneurial experience, featured by an uncompromised quest for quality and beauty.

At its second edition, the Disruptive Quality Program will bridge theory and practice for a selected group of multidisciplinary international students, through access to companies, case studies and conversations with Italian managers and entrepreneurs.
Participants will also receive the mentorship of John Bruce, from Parsons School of Design, who will lead strategic design activities discovering spaces of creative intervention to be part of the future of the manufacturing economy.

Location

The program activities are hosted in the Italia Innovation Studio in downtown Verona as well as inside the partner companies headquarters. Nationwide transportation is arranged and covered by the organization, with travels on the same day.
Participants should arrange their accommodation downtown Verona, while occasional overnight stays that might be required are directly arranged and covered by the organization.

Schedule
Week 1 - Introduction and Case Studies

Students will be introduced to Riccardo Illy’s theory of Disruptive Quality and visit company headquarters to gain an in-depth and tangible understanding of the quest for perfection, while engaging in conversations with Italian managers and entrepreneurs.

 
  • 9am - 12pm
  • 2pm - 5pm
Monday
  • Program Introduction
  • Studio Workshop
Tuesday
  • Site Visit 1
  • Case Study Introduction 1
Wednesday
  • Site Visit 2
  • Case Study Introduction 2
Thursday
  • Site Visit 3
  • Case Study Introduction 3
Friday
  • Final Remarks
  • -
Week 2 - Lectures and Studio Workshops

John Bruce from Parsons School of Design will guide students through strategic design activities to discover spaces of creative intervention to be part of the future of the manufacturing economy.

 
  • 9am - 12pm
  • 2pm - 5pm
Monday
  • Lecture
  • Studio Workshop
Tuesday
  • Lecture
  • Studio Workshop
Wednesday
  • Lecture
  • Studio Workshop
Thursday
  • Lecture
  • Studio Workshop
Friday
  • Projects Presentation and Final Remarks
  • -