Four students, four thesis projects and one single, beautiful collaboration for a great purpose: facilitating the interaction of autistic children with the world around them. That’s how COSMO was born, an important project aimed at raising community awareness about the complex theme of autism.
Diana Ferretti – Academic Diploma in “Interior design”
Diana’s thesis is the rust of a collaboration with DU IT, a Florence-based startup that deals with research and development of multisensory therapeutic environments. The research combines two approaches to design related to autism in order to create a unique path that promotes the ability to learn in children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The project involved the creation of a path divided into two rooms: a multisensory room that aims to help the child to learn certain skills and a room where the subject can gradually assimilate the skills acquired until they can control them safely in everyday life.
Carlotta Gnaccarini – Academic Diploma in “Communication design”
Carlotta’s thesis is the result of a collaboration with ANGSA – Associazione Nazionale Genitori Soggetti Autistici – and involved the creation of a workshop entirely dedicated to autistic children and their families. The thesis project starts with the selection of the activities to be carried out in the laboratory and then continues with the creation of a logo and the development of a communication plan for the external events.
Ilaria Roggero – Academic Diploma in “Communication design”
Ilaria’s thesis is the result of a collaboration with ANGSA and involved the creation of a communication plan to promote and raise awareness of the culture of autism, fostering a process of knowledge, awareness, and coexistence with this kind of disorder.
Vittoria Zorzi – Academic in “Product design”
Vittoria’s thesis is the result of a collaboration with “La Luna nel Grano APS“, a Turin-based association that deals with improving the quality of life of people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The project involved the creation of “Cosmonauts“, a series of customizable sensory puppets born with the aim of reassuring autistic children during moments of crisis.