Francesca Gattello is an Italian Social Designer based in Palermo. She graduated from Politecnico of Milan in Interior and Industrial Design and is co-founder of Marginal Studio. In her work she challenges the established system of Design through an experience-based approach that combines theory and grounded practice. Her research explores notions of ‘material culture’ in the Mediterranean areas, and ‘civic and collective uses of means of production’, focusing on the development of participatory practices to create a shared common heritage in marginalised contexts and with underprivileged communities.