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Digital Cultures, Innovation and Startup
Digital Cultures, Innovation and Startup

Digital Cultures, Innovation and Startup

The Contamination Lab Model

Edited by Annalisa Buffardi, Edited by Lello Savonardo


140 Pages, 6.75 x 9.5

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $29.95 (CA $46.95) (US $29.95)

Publication Date: November 2020

ISBN 9788831322188

Rights: WOR X IT

EGEA Spa - Bocconi University Press (Nov 2020)


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The book focuses on the relationships between technological and social innovations, and the new opportunities and challenges that the education system is facing. The dissertation explores the intertwines between the educational scenarios and the contemporary social, economic, and cultural contexts. In particular, we discuss the Contamination Lab (CLab) experience, which started in Italian universities with the purpose of promoting the entrepreneurial and innovation culture.


"The proposal of the Contamination Lab is to regenerate university education in a different configuration that brings together academic world and city, also looking in the direction of the open spaces of the Network. This is the central theme of the book. It tells the story of the first years of experimentation of the Contamination Labs. Certainly, it was a real battle, demonstrating the energy and resilience of the university that struggles for its social relevance." —Derrick de Kerckhove

Author Biography

Annalisa Buffardi is a researcher at INDIRE(National Institute of Documentation, Innovation and Educational Research), and Professor of Sociology of Communication at the Department of Human Sciences of IUL(Italian University Line). She was the project manager of the Contamination Lab in Naples, and a lecturer of E-learning techniques at the University of Naples Federico II. Lello Savonardo is the scientific coordinator of the Contamination Lab Naples. He's associated professor of Theories and Techniques of Communication and Communication and Youth Cultures at the Department of Social Sciences of the University of Naples Federico II. Since 2003, he has been the scientific coordinator of the Osservatorio Territoriale Giovani (OTG), Naples.

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