About The Speaker
Σκουρογιάννης Δημήτρης, Expert in Multidisciplinary Design Innovation / Unique Experience Enhancement (Συντονιστής)
Active for many years, in the fields of Design Consultancy & Innovation Strategy for companies and organizations in Greece and abroad. In the ongoing effort to better illustrate the perspectives and options of the wider area of design, it’s dynamic development, and its ability for building strong social impact, Dimitris has curated a number of conferences and exhibitions, participated in special committees, and organized many educational activities. He has also been publisher of the awarded international magazine «Multidisciplinary Ntizain». On 1993, has founded and for 22 years has been Head of, the first in Greece, Product Design Department (BA Hons), in ΑΚΤΟ Art & Design College, in collaboration with Middlesex University (UK). During his leadership, the department has collected many awards, and was twice selected among the best design schools in Europe. In parallel, also founded the first Innovation Lab in Greece, intended to research & promote the connection of Product Design, with a wide range of development fields for the Greek economy. Until 2016 he was the Director for the Cultural Merchandising Network of the Benaki Museum & also Director for the MENTIS Yarn manufactory - Center for the preservation of traditional textile techniques, in Athens. Since 2013 he has been design curator for the TEDx Academy and Singularity University Greece Summit. Since 2016 he works from London, as external creative and innovation consultant, for a number of educational and cultural institutions, as well as private and state owned companies. Dimitris is the founder and director of The PERIPLUS project, a non for profit organization, exploring creativity’s potential, in collaboration with a wide international network of various cultural institutions and stakeholders. Is also organizing collective platforms and activities such as the Athens Design Festival (ADF), the Athens Design Biennale (ADB), the Athens Design Week (ADW) and Periplus Workshops. Dimitris holds an MA of Design from Scuola Politecnica of Milan. In September 2015, he was a TEDx Academy speaker on Design Thinking. Today he tries to be a fearless observer, and advocates that there is need more than ever for true Design Making.