Gigamap Exhibition

The exhibition was held onsite at the National Institute for Design.

Co-designing a Pathway through Food Revolution for Social Change

GIGAMAP: Process of ‘individual capacity building’ leading to ‘collective capacities’ in order to contribute to positive social change.

Car-Free City Life

Gigamap: Autonomous public transport systems the then ongoing implementation of a car-free city center policy in Oslo.

Circulating Health Information toward Health Action

Gigamap: How might we help people to learn to manage their cardiovascular risk?

COLreg: The Regenerative Community

Gigamap: Proposes circular economy for a gardening colony including upcycling and the use of tokens.

Design in Indian Army

Gigamap: Design thinking and human-centric approach to broaden the spectrum of design in the Indian Army.

Equation of Craft in India

Gigamap: The craft sector in India through mapping interconnections and multidirectional influences.

Making Waves: Organizational gigamap

Gigamap: The complex web of structures that form part of organizations, and some of the components they may need to operate.

Norwegian Labour & Welfare and Oslo Adult Education

Gigamap: Bridging the gap between people and public services by offering an overview of the whole system.

Obesity Epidemic

Gigamap: Interdependencies, harmful feedback loops, and interventions to break the cycle of obesity.

Obesity in Western Pennsylvania

Gigamap: A visual guide to obesity and design interventions through Meadows’ leverage points.

Potential for a Circular Autopoietic Economy on Canavese Territory

Authors, professors and assistants listed below


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Politecnico di Torino, Department of Architecture and Design (DAD)

Turin, Italy, 2019/2020


Nicole Agnolio, José Pablo Alcántara Valdés, Baptiste Allo,Tommaso Bugnone Suppo, Lorenzo Buonviaggio, Federica Cipriani, Sacha Ducournau, Sofia Giesen, Karl El Helou, Jonas Heurteux, Cao huimin, Camille Lévrier-Mussat, Aila Lombardi, HouLu, Elisa Magi, Vera Mahieu, Elisabetta Molina, Leonardo Molinari, Ettore Moncullo, Juan Carlos Montañes, Anna Oliveri, Cecilia Padula, Mabel Papeo, Bruna Piccolo, David Popkov, Francesco Quaglia, Gianluca Ryillo, Ilaria Rosso, Francisco Vega, Gatis Vectirans, Dorine Versavaud, Lucien Viornery, Li Yufan, Zhang Zhenghong


Tobias Luthe, Elena Comino, Giuseppe Pedone, Pier Paolo Peruccio


Chiara Battistoni, Maurizio Vrenna, Silvia Pasquettaz, Giuliano Sansone, Laura Dominici, Marta Bovio

The aim of this gigamap is to describe and summarize a student work carried out during the semester course Open Systems Design at Politecnico Torino. The map is one of the outputs from an analysis of the Canavese, Piedmont region and subsequently an in-depth study of the relationships and “flows” with certain “currencies” between some selected economic and public actors.

Canavese is a historical-geographical area located in the province of Turin, Italy; it’s full of great natural and geological spots, with a strong enogastronomic identity, historical re-enactments, a well-known manufacture sector like the ceramic of Castellamonte, as well as the leading high-tech branch like Arduino.

Through the approach deriving from systemic design, it was possible to identify some strategies for the creation of new networks aimed at transforming the economy and production processes from linear to circular approach. Five types of “circular flows” were assessed and “designed into” the current linear system, thus proposing an improved economy based on circularity: flows of matter (energy/CO2, water, materials), economic flows, and social flows. The Gigamap will be presented to stakeholders in a public hearing and supposedly be used to illustrate and incubate a circular economy that is more resilient and more regenerative.

Reading the map

The reading should start at the top left, where the abstract is located, next, there is an outline that shows the connections between the five topics investigated. Subsequently, there is a timeline with some fundamental events in the history of the Canavese. In the center there is the circularity map with the main cities, focusing on new opportunities of circular flows between the 15 analysed economic actors. At the bottom, some general data and on the right a brief description of the role and territorial qualities of the companies. Lastly, there is a summary of the emerging properties.