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Alessandro Colizzi

Turin, Italy • Running for a three-year term

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I wear a double hat as a typographic/type designer and design historian / As local chair, affiliated to a design school, I have organized the annual conference in Montreal (2017) / I have some twenty years of international experience (having lived, studied & worked in France, The Netherlands and Canada) / As a mid-career academic I strive for new challenges / I see myself as a practical person.

Alessandro Colizzi is associate professor at Milan’s Politecnico, Department of Design, where he teaches graphic design history, typography, and type design. He was professor at the Ecole de design of UQAM (Montreal) from 2005 to 2019, and visiting professor at the Design Academy Eindhoven (2014/15). He holds a PhD from the University of Leiden, an MA in Type Design from The Hague’s Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, a postgraduate diploma from the Atelier National de Recherche Typographique, and an MLitt in English Literature from the University of Rome La Sapienza. His research interests are focused on graphic design history, typography, and type design. He regularly publishes in design periodicals and academic journals, and occasionally translates design-related works from English, Dutch, and French, bringing full circle his two-sided education. Graphic designer by training, he has a solid work experience as a designer with a specialisation in typography. He is a member of the Association Typographique Internationale, International Society of Typographic Designers, A/I/S Design (Italian association of design historians), and AIAP (Italian graphic designers’ association).

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