Zeno Franchini is an Italian Social Designer based in Palermo. He graduated from Politecnico di Milano and Design Academy of Eindhoven, with an expertise in participatory processes and vernacular culture. As co-founder of Marginal Studio, he focuses on the creation of objects and aesthetics to reinvent traditions and deal with contemporary socio-environmental issues through co-design workshops. Currently, he is engaging with communities in Palermo on issues surrounding environmental struggle and inclusion of newcomers, collaborating with local craftsmen and establishing space for design production in neglected spaces.