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Name
Marco Bevolo
Company/Employer
Marco Bevolo Consulting
Organisations
NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences; Embassy of Creative Affairs, Tilburg
Country
Netherlands
About / Bio
Dr. MARCO BEVOLO, PhD, was born on the same day as W.A. Mozart, only a few years after. He is currently Lecturer in International Leisure Management at NHTV University of Applied Sciences, where he designed and delivered courses in "Placemaking and Destination Shaping", a vocational course in "Urban Brand Experience", and curated the supervision of projects commissioned by Philips Consumer Lifestyle, BrainJuicer NYC, Dutch Design Week, plus the municipalities of Maastricht, Eindhoven, Breda, Tilburg and Rotterdam. He is Partner at Amati & Associates and the founder of Marco Bevolo Consulting, working for selected customers in Europe and Asia, including FCA, Mondadori Educational and CitiesNext GmbH (Vienna). In his consulting capacity, he has worked with the Municipality of Eindhoven, LightProjects (Leni Schwendinger), Lighting Design Collective (Tapio Rosenius and partners) and Think in a Tank (the LDC Helsinki Design Week event). In this extracurricular capacity, in the lustrum 2010-2015 he has been the Principal Research Urban Futures for Philips Lighting in Europe, Poland, Czech Republic. He has lectured and contributed to seminars and events with ARUP, University of Delaware and London School of Economics. He lectured at the UNAM Post-graduate School of Architecture of Mexico City, at the Temasek Polytechnic of Singapore, at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena,.. He has been regularly invited to contribute at leading events by ESOMAR, DMI and the Global Urban Summit, (Rotterdam, 2010). Until 2009 he was a Director at Philips Design headquarters in the Netherlands, where he was the driving force behind CultureScan, the cultural futures research program. Bevolo started his professional career at ItalDesign Giugiaro in 1990. He was Editor in Chief for Intervista, an Italian lifestyle editorial spin off of Flash Art International. Bevolo worked as copywriter with Armando Testa for clients like P&G and Bolton, joining Euro RSCG in 1998. He is the recipient of a 2011 Award of Excellence by Emerald Literati. He is the editor / co-author of four books, including the global edition of city.people.light (2007), an anthology of world class urban futures concepts, and the European "Create the Livable City" (2014), published by AJ Books EMAP (with Tapio Rosenius). Bevolo is also the author of "The Golden Crossroads" (2009, Palgrave, UK) and of "Premium by Design" (Gower / Ashgate, 2011), the latter in collaboration with Howard Moskowitz and Alex Gofman. He has had work published in monographs and edited books like "Design for Events" (2013, SAGE), "Prestige Retail" (2014, edited by Prof. R.Peiser, Harvard), "The New Everyday" by 010, Rotterdam (2004), in the Italian "Nuova Enciclopedia della Comunicazione. He was interviewed by the Korean national TV, Repubblica, ViewPoint, Der Spiegel. As journalist and researcher, he engaged in dialogs the likes of Richard Meier, Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, Miuccia Prada, Luca De Meo, and more. He earned his PhD on the role of design in generating urban futures at the Graduate School, Faculty of Behavioral and Scoial Sciences, Tilburg University, with Prof. Mommaas (Head of CPB, The Hague), Prof. Rijsman and Dr. Bishop among his supervisors and assessors. He lives between Eindhoven, The Netherlands, and Turin, Italy, with Japanese wife, Keiko Goto Bevolo.
Skills and expertise
Design Research, Psychoanalysis, Grounded Theory, Qualitative Methodologies, Event Design, Workshop Facilitator, Keynote Speaker
Areas of interest
Urban Futures, Organisational Futures, Socio-cultural Research, Social Innovation, Strategic Design, Fine Arts, Critical Thinking
Latest work
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/eprint/6AX4REUIMTQTRJWRIQTW/full
Podcast
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TEDx Talk 2016 capturing the essence of my urban futures work in the last decade
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