Davide Fornari is associate professor at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne where he leads the applied Research and Development sector. After studying architecture at IUAV in Venice and ETSAB in Barcelona, he obtained a PhD in Design Sciences from IUAV of Venice. He was researcher and lecturer at the Laboratory of visual culture of SUPSI in Lugano until 2017. Together with Silvia Sfligiotti he co-edited the magazine “Progetto grafico” (AIAP, 2015–2017). Together with Robert Lzicar he co-edited the book Mapping Graphic Design History in Switzerland (Triest verlag, Zurich 2016) and coordinates the research project Swiss Graphic Design and Typography Revisited (2016–2019). He is member of the Federal Design Commission of the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, and a jury member of Pax Art Award in Basle. He was a member of the Swiss Institute in Rome for the academic year 2014–2015.