Summer Schools and Doctoral Schools

A4TECH WINTER SCHOOL ON ETHICS OF TECHNOLOGY: “RISK AND RESPONSABILITY IN TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION”

Lecco, November 21-23, 2019

Coordinator: Paolo Volontè, Politecnico di Milano

The A4T Winter School on Ethics of Technology in Lecco aims to bring together students enrolled in the A4Tech partner universities. Students have an excellent technical and scientific preparation. However, they are not always fully aware that the decision to develop technologies and the processes of their design, management, control and production are inherently morally laden and involve societal impacts. This Winter School aims to fill this gap by providing an updated overview of cases, frameworks, approaches and methodologies grounded in ethical theories. Lectures and exercises address the societal impact of technology, risk issues, and the related responsibility of engineers and designers. The Winter School lasts 3 days and takes place at Politecnico di Milano, Lecco Campus. For more information click here: META Alliance4Tech def

2018 IDEA LEAGUE PHD SUMMER SCHOOL: “EMPOWERING IMAGINATION”

Lecco, September 2-7, 2018

Coordinators: Simona Chiodo and Viola Schiaffonati, Politecnico di Milano

The course aims at empowering imagination as one of the most promising tools we have at our disposal when we think of both how to act and interact and how to work on the objects we create in science, engineering, architecture and design. Thus, the course gives the PhD students some fundamental theoretical tools (in particular, on aesthetic imagination, moral imagination and scientific modelling) and especially the possibility of practicing imagination through exercises which aim at empowering their capacity of using it. For this purpose, Ester Bernadò (Barcelona), a certified coach with a strong background in education and research, mentors the students for the whole week. The theoretical lectures are given by Margherita Arcangeli (Berlin), Arnon Levy (Jerusalem) and Aaron Meskin (Leeds).  Flyer