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Milagros Zingoni

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Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1605
Biography

Milagros Zingoni is an Assistant Professor at The Design School, at Arizona State University. Originally from Argentina, Milagros believes that innovation comes from communication between disciplines and collaboration between the community and professionals with perhaps different backgrounds but similar goals. Her experience as both, designer and educator, provides a fresh lens to understand student centered approaches, physically and pedagogically. Her research includes explorations of the environmental and experiential settings that address new ways of learning and how these settings provide opportunities to emphasize problem solving skills and collaboration that creates communities of learning. Her studios focus on community and commitment to public engagement through participatory design- build collaboration. This, has given her focused insight on how people relate to one another and how the built environment influences them in the process.

Before teaching in Interiors she taught for eight years in Architecture and Urban Design. She is a registered architect in Patagonia, Argentina and has also studied Habitat Design and Urban and Environmental Planning. Her unique background allows her to understand human experiences at multiple scales. 

Milagros is a strong advocate for giving back to the community. She is passionate about the role of design professions in children infrastructure. She has volunteered in many public projects and is currently serving in the City of mesa Historic preservation Board, in the Board of Directors for two non for profit organizations: Everlasting Marks and Mesa Montessori. Milagros is also an ideologist for the IDEA Museum, and is the Faculty advisor for SPECS students’ organization.

Education

Master in Urban and Environmental Planning- Arizona State University

Architecture- Universidad de Flores, Cipolletti, Rio Negro, Argentina

Habitat Design- Escuela de Diseno en el Habitat, Neuquen, Argentina. 

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Pause + Play- Fall 2017

Pause + Play- Prototyping Festival 2017

In Fall 2016 an RFP for conceptual models for the first Prototyping Festival in the state was issued. The call asked for temporary prototypes to activate public space and engage the community toward enhancing connectivity and vibrancy in the state’s third largest city downtown during a three- day event in Fall 2017. Prototyping festivals propose a top down approach in which objects are designed without any input from the community. Pause and Play proposal shifted this paradigm by proposing to prototype the process rather than the object through a participatory collaboration between graduate students in Interior Architecture and seventy five children from a local public title I school to reflect on culture through play.
Designing Hope- Spring 2018

Designing HOPE

Multiple publics and a diverse society call for multiple ways of creating and designing interiors beyond indoors. Interiors addresses and reflects on the identity of self, it is responsible for the human condition leveraging our place and cultural flux beyond the physical context. As academics and scholars, we have the responsibility to create new pedagogical approaches that advances the profession and exposes students to the expanded field of the profession to benefit those in the periphery. In Spring 2018, faculty and senior students in Interior Design partnered with Kids at Hope, an organization that shifts the term “at risk” that tends to stereotype and devalue youth, by the term “at hope”. Kids at Hope believes, states and demonstrates that all children are capable of success, no exceptions (Miller 2012). Every design is a hypothesis and a practical experiment. By its very nature, design aims at solving problems by intervening in a particular way (Haddad 2014). The manuscript will present a design- build collaboration of hope.
Videos
DEsigning HOPE Spring 2018
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 394Special Topics
DSC 394Special Topics
INT 465Int Dgn Studio VI: Instnl Dgn
DSC 494Special Topics
DSC 590Reading and Conference
DSC 598Special Topics
DSC 599Thesis
ADE 622Adv Architectural Studio IV
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
INT 261Interior Design Studio I: Res
INT 521Adv Interior Arch Studio I
DSC 590Reading and Conference
DSC 599Thesis
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
DSC 394Special Topics
INT 465Int Dgn Studio VI: Instnl Dgn
INT 493Honors Thesis
DSC 494Special Topics
INT 499Individualized Instruction
GRA 499Individualized Instruction
DSC 590Reading and Conference
DSC 599Thesis
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
INT 261Interior Design Studio I: Res
INT 492Honors Directed Study
INT 499Individualized Instruction
INT 521Adv Interior Arch Studio I
DSC 599Thesis
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
DSC 394Special Topics
HON 394Special Topics
INT 465Int Dgn Studio VI: Instnl Dgn
DSC 494Special Topics
INT 590Reading and Conference
DSC 598Special Topics
DSC 599Thesis
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
DSC 494Special Topics
INT 499Individualized Instruction
INT 521Adv Interior Arch Studio I
DSC 598Special Topics
DSC 599Thesis
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
DSC 592Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 394Special Topics
DSC 394Special Topics
INT 465Int Dgn Studio VI: Instnl Dgn
DCI 494Special Topics
DSC 593Applied Project
DCI 598Special Topics
DSC 598Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
INT 261Interior Design Studio I: Res
INT 521Adv Interior Arch Studio I
DSC 592Research
DSC 593Applied Project
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
INT 131Design and Human Behavior
INT 363Interior Design Studio IV
INT 590Reading and Conference
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
INT 261Interior Design Studio I: Res
INT 521Adv Interior Arch Studio I
INT 598Special Topics