Zoe Romano


Fashion Goes Interactive – workshop at Science Museum in Milan

Zoe Romano lives in Milano and in 2014 launched a Fablab in Milan called WeMake, focused on agile fashion and fabrication-based design practices. She co-founded Openwear, the european pilot project around collaborative fashion and open source branding and Wefab.it, an initiative for the diffusion of open design and digital fabrication in Italy. She was involved into media activism and political visual art for 10 years, working on precarity, social production, material and immaterial labor in creative and service industries. She currently works on Digital Strategy & Wearables at Arduino and recently joined the board of Make in Italy Foundation CDB.



  • Zoe Romano, Serena Cangiano – Chapter: “Open Sourcing Wearables: the Impact of Open  Technologies and User Engagement in the Design of Body-Borne Interactive Products” in Empowering Users through Design –  Interdisciplinary Studies and Combined Approaches  for Technological Products and Services – Bihanic, David – Springler 2015
  • Serena Cangiano, Zoe Romano, Massimo Banzi – “From wearable computing to the design of interactive open wearables”. The impact of Open Design and Open Hardware on the design of wearable computing applications, in: Proceeding of EAD European Academy of Design Conference, Crafting the future, Gothenburg 2013

Oknit.me project: Easily convert 2d images in punchcards

italiaDesign: Zoe Romano, WeMake from italiaDesign on Vimeo.

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