Carrying out effective changes or re-directing the ones already underway in today’s world demand for quick decision making, because complex situations and problematic contexts are increasing. Therefore we need to act quickly in order to consciously take decisions and make effective changes happen without leaving out every possible implications and consequences (in society, environment…) produced by those changes.

In this framework, communication design can be a powerful tool to represent, hence understand, the complexity of the system where we aim to act. That’s why we named the course “Density: communication and complexity”: we intended to experiment with the tools of communication design making complex system understandable, accessible and modifiable. Particular attention was given to collective participative decision making, in which every actor of a system is an active contributor to decisions and changes.

The aim of the first part of the course was to represent a selected system, testing the combination of notational language, maps, diagrams, graphs and infographics.
In the second part students had the opportunity to design a communication project addressed to the support and the initialization of the hypothesized change.

The following projects were developed by the students through the course:

The following students partecipated to this year's course:

Giulia Baldini, Linda Barbolan, Anna Bobilewicz, Elena Capolongo, Francesca Castelli, Gabriela Cistino, Alice Crippa, Lorenzo Fernandez, Paola Ferrarotti, Giulia Libro, --, Tioana Mijailovic, Debora Nogueira, Davide Passini, Azzurra Pini, Mario Porpora, Shreyas Ravikrishnan, Pietro Righi Riva, Luca Rossi, Roberta Rota, Maddalena Vismara, Andrea Volta, Mariachiara Zacchi.