Plural Futures
Social 3D Printing

Renato Bispo

APRIL 22TH OF 2024, 3PM

Bring your picnic blanket, beach towel and parasol!

The seminar “Social 3D Printing” will explore the transformative potential of 3D printing for the development of social and inclusive designs, paving the way for a more sustainable and democratised economy. Initially, the potentials of this technology will be presented and discussed in creating custom or small-scale products in contexts where traditional industry cannot respond, subsequently, some projects developed at LiDA – Laboratory in Design and Arts  at ESAD.CR will be presented.

Renato Bispo
PhD in Design, Director of LIDA – Laboratory in Design and Arts Research, Coordinator of the master´s degree in Product Design and Adjunct Professor in the field of product design at the School of Arts and Design of Caldas da Rainha (ESAD.CR) where lectures since 2001. He explores a humanised design approach, where human diversity assumes a central role in product design. Over the last 20 years, he has been conducting research in the area of inclusive design, focused on the development of anti stigmatising products related to ageing and disability, which led him to develop research projects, publish books and international scientific publications, deliver workshops, supervise academic work and to regularly present his work in conferences. In the field of inclusive design, he has collaborated with several institutions, namely as consultant of the Portuguese Design Centre (2001 – 2010) and ExperimentaDesign (2010); and as professional trainer in Inclusive Design at INR – National Institute for Rehabilitation (2009), IAPMEI – Institute for Support to Small and Medium Enterprises and Innovation (2006 – 2008), ICEP – Institute of Enterprises for External Markets (2005 – 2006) and EPUL – Lisbon Public Urbanisation Company (2004). He was a board member of APDR – Portuguese Association for Design and Rehabilitation, Portuguese representative at EIDD – Design for All Europe (2002 – 2004).