Dr. MARCO BEVOLO, PhD, is currently Lecturer in International Leisure Management at NHTV University of Applied Sciences, where he designed and delivered courses in “Placemaking and Destination Shaping”, a vocational course in “Urban Brand Experience”, and curated the supervision of projects commissioned by Philips Consumer Lifestyle, BrainJuicer NYC, Dutch Design Week, plus the municipalities of Maastricht, Eindhoven, Breda, Tilburg and Rotterdam. He is Partner at Amati & Associates and the founder of Marco Bevolo Consulting, working for selected customers in Europe and Asia, including FCA, Mondadori Educational and CitiesNext GmbH (Vienna). In his consulting capacity, he has worked with the Municipality of Eindhoven, LightProjects (Leni Schwendinger), Lighting Design Collective (Tapio Rosenius and partners) and Think in a Tank (the LDC Helsinki Design Week event). In this extracurricular capacity, in the lustrum 2010-2015 he has been the Principal Research Urban Futures for Philips Lighting in Europe, Poland, Czech Republic. He has lectured and contributed to seminars and events with ARUP, University of Delaware and London School of Economics. He lectured at the UNAM Post-graduate School of Architecture of Mexico City, at the Temasek Polytechnic of Singapore, at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
In 1999-2009, he was a Director at Philips Design headquarters in the Netherlands, where he has been the driving force behind CultureScan, the cultural futures research program. He earned his PhD on the role of design in generating urban futures at the Graduate School, Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Tilburg University.