Zoe Romano

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Zoe Romano is a craftivist, digital and fabrication strategist, lecturer focused on social innovation, women in tech, open design. She graduated in Philosophy at the University of Milan, worked for several years in strategic communication, developed her social skills as media-hacktivist on precarity, material and immaterial labor in the creative industries. She worked for Arduino as communication strategist from 2013 to 2017 and co-founded one of the first makerspaces in Milan, WeMake focused on design and fashion. She’s now a consultant on R&D, teaches courses in various organisations and collaborates on EU-funded digital social innovation projects. She takes part in research/activism initiatives and develops projects around e-textiles and digital fabrication in different contexts. (2024)