Anna Meroni is an architect and Full Professor of Design in the Department of Design at the Politecnico di Milano. She holds a PhD in Design. Her research focus is on service and strategic design for sustainability to foster social innovation, participation and local development. She has expertise in co-design methods and tools; she originated the concept of community-centred design and works transversally on new entrepreneurship, public services and responsible research and innovation.
Since 2016 she has been the head of the international Master of Science in Product Service System Design at the School of Design of Politecnico di Milano. From 2013 to 2019 she was the coordinator of the POLIMI-DESIS Lab, the Milan based research laboratory of the DESIS-Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability Network (she was an international coordinator of the network from 2013 to 2016).
Meroni is on the board of the PhD program in Design, principal investigator of national and international research projects, chair of conferences, author of several publications, member of different scientific boards and visiting lecturer in international universities.
She has competence in the field of food systems.