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Zisa Palermo
Via Paprieto
Giardino Belvedere
Tratorria Paradiso
Vittorio Emanuele
Via Dante

Welcome to the Summerschool AZIONE
September 17-20, 2013

The Aiap Summer School in Palermo is an ambitious project, born within Aiap, Italian Association of Design for Visual Communication, in line with the more complex internationalisation project already started up and in particular from international relationships and educational models created and widely experienced during several editions of the International Graphic Design Week. A project that was created with the close cooperation of educational institutions in Sicily (Academy of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Industrial Design in Palermo), and Austrian ones, the Sigmund Freud University in Vienna (SFU) and the International Institute for Information Design (IIID).
Which are intended:
to become a regular and itinerant system throughout the national country and internationally abroad;
to establish a process of study, learning and experimentation based on the sharing of cultures, languages, and different backgrounds;
to face up contemporary issues that can may gift innumerable countless and interpretations as well as design scenarios; to converge in one place teachers and students from different realities with the firm conviction that this can generate growth and mutual and everlasting enrichment.
A model that will is going to have in Palermo's its first tangible attainment, to be able to be translated in other territorial contexts soon after.

Cinzia Ferrara
Aiap National Vicepresident
Italian Association of Design for Visual Communication

Fusion of Design and Psychology

Expecting 100+ participants, working 4 days on a concept and its implementation related to the context of Palermo and its citizens. Groups of 7-10 members in a mix of disciplines and nationalities applying the methodology of the triple diamond model will envolve the people of Palermo in a participatory design process.
• to develop a concept,
• produce the deliverables,
• go for its implementation and
• a reality-check on the usefulness for the intended recipients.


The International Institute for Information Design (IIID)
was founded to develop research and practice in optimizing information and information systems for knowledge transfer in everyday life, business, education and science.
Represented by Martin Foessleitner, treasurer and board member

Italian Association for Visual Communication, aimed at promoting and spreading the use and development of the profession and the culture of graphic design. Founded in 1945 within the FIP as an ATAPI (Technical Association of Artists and Advertising), the Aiap starts over the years a process of maturation of the membership form and definition of the professional who wants to represent. In 1955 becomes Aiap.
Represented by Daniela Piscitelli, president

Academic Partners

Facoltà di Architettura di Palermo
Dipartimento di Storie e Progetto
Corso di laurea in Disegno Industriale

Accademia di Belle Arti di Palermo
Dipartimento di Progettazione e arti applicate
Corso di Design Grafico

Sigmund Freud University (SFU) was accredited as a private university by the Austrian Accreditation Council in August 2005. As a university in the field of Human Sciences, SFU specializes in Psychotherapy Science and Psychology.

Danube University Krems offers exclusive Master's courses and short programs in five sectors of study. Serving more than 6,000 students and with 13,000 graduates from 80 countries, it is one of the leading universities offering advanced education courses in Europe.