Dr. Francesco Mazzarella
Research Fellow in Fashion and Design for Social Change
Francesco’s research spans the fields of fashion activism, craftsmanship, social innovation, sustainability, and place-making. He also teaches in a number of courses across LCF. Francesco is currently the lead researcher on the ‘Making for Change: Waltham Forest’ project, on the 'Fashion Values' KE project, and a Co-I on the AHRC-funded project 'Digital, Regeneration and Experience Economy modelling'. In 2018 Francesco completed his PhD in ‘Crafting Situated Services: Meaningful Design for Social Innovation with Textile Artisan Communities’ at Loughborough Design School, funded by the AHRC Design Star CDT.
Mazzarella, F., Storey, H. and Williams, D. (2019). Counter-narratives Towards Sustainability in Fashion – Scoping an Academic Discourse on Fashion Activism Through a Case Study on the Centre for Sustainable Fashion. The Design Journal, 22:sup1, 821, 833.
Hirscher, A-L., Mazzarella, F. and Fuad-Luke, A. (2019). Socialising Value Creation Through Practices of Making Clothing Differently – A Case Study of a Makershop With Diverse Locals. Fashion Practice: The Journal of Design, Creative Process & The Fashion Industry, 11:1, 53-80.
Mazzarella, F. (2018). Crafting Situated Services – Meaningful Design for Social Innovation With Textile Artisan Communities. (PhD Thesis) Loughborough Design, Loughborough, UK.
Mazzarella, F., Mitchell, V., May, A.J. and Escobar-Tello, M.C. (2018). Weaving the Threads: Service Innovation with Textile Artisan Communities. In: Proceedings of ServDes 2018: Proof of Concept. 18-20 June 2018, Milan, Italy: Politecnico di Milano.
Mazzarella, F., Mitchell, V. & Escobar-Tello, M.C. (2017). Crafting Sustainable Futures – The Value of the Service Designer in Activating Meaningful Social Innovation from Within Textile Artisan Communities. The Design Journal, 20:sup1, S2935-S2950.