MinD Mad in Design was held in Turin, from 9 to 13 March 2017 and combines design with psychological problems.

MinD Mad in Design was held at the Auditorium Camplus Lingotto of Turin, from 9 to 13 March 2017, a design workshop born from the idea of combining design with psychological problems, exploring new way of living, in relation to various forms of human frailty.

Starting from the reinterpretation of the concept of design as a tool for social inclusion, six design teams, composed of 42 university students from all over Italy, 12 users followed by mental health services, and guided by professional designers, have created different innovative projects for a new idea of social and inclusive living.

The workshop, in its third edition, was focused on the idea of “pause”: a moment of psychological regeneration, as a ritual, as individual and sharing space – and focuses on the relationship with the human being.

MinD offers a training (highly inclusive and multi-disciplinary) experience that focuses on dialogue and mutual exchange; it invites people to deal with a part of society usually marginalized, pushing them to overcome limits, stereotypes and prejudices in order to build a more open and equal reality.