Erasmus University Rotterdam / ESHCC / DIT
Education: University
Research: Fashion / Culture, Circular Economy, Sustainability Supply Chain, Fashion / Tech, Material / Tech

Organization's description

Erasmus University Rotterdam is a highly ranked, international research university, based in the dynamic and diverse city of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Our mission is to create positive social impact. The Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) conducts research and offers high-quality education at the interface between the Humanities and the Social Sciences, in particular in the fields of history, arts and culture, and media and communication, with a strong focus on the creative industries. The Design Impact Transition (DIT) Platform at Erasmus University Rotterdam empowers radically new ways to do research, education and engagement for a just and sustainable future. As a platform, we bring together academics, students, non-academic staff and external stakeholders around complex and persistent societal challenges. We aim to build a strong and engaged community and a collaborative, experimental and design-based culture of transdisciplinarity. DIT is at the heart of the EUR Strategy, living the Erasmian values of global citizenship, social commitment, an open and critical mind-set, cooperation and entrepreneurial spirit.

Erasmus University Rotterdam / ESHCC / DIT employees

  • Mariangela Lavanga
    Mariangela Lavanga
    Associate Professor Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship

    Mariangela works as Associate Professor of Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship at the Department of Arts and Culture Studies at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. She is academic lead for the development of new forms of transformative engagement and sustainability transition in fashion industries at DIT (Design, Impact, Transition), a new platform under the Erasmus University Rotterdam “Strategy 2024”. She is also the academic coordinator, head of admission and master theses co-ordinator of the MA in Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship (ranked 1st in the Netherlands and 2nd in the world among cultural management programs), co-founder and coordinator of the first Minor Fashion Industry in the Netherlands. She recently co-lead and managed the project RE-FRAME FASHION, supported under the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership Programme of the European Union (partners: Paris Dauphine University - PSL, Gdansk University of Technology, and fashion stakeholders).