MARGINAL is a research studio exploring the margins of design disciplines and the roles design can play in the making of societies. It was founded by Zeno Franchini (MA Social Design, Design Academy Eindhoven) and Francesca Gattello (MA Product Design, Politecnico di Milano).
MARGINAL use prototypes, installations, writing and film to investigate and document the production of objectual universes and spaces, and their implications on a planetary scale. They develop a practice in a continuous dialogue with other professions, practices, and cultures. Within and against logics and structures of design and art, they aim to constructive dissent, experimenting interactions as forms of social practice and political awareness.