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Fabrizio Cocchiarella MA (RCA) FHEA FRSA

Programme Leader BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design

Fabrizio Cocchiarella

Fabrizio Cocchiarella is the Programme Leader for BA(Hons) Three Dimensional Design at Manchester School of Art. His work as a lecturer, researcher and designer aims to inspire a new generation of critically aware creative professionals and contribute to shaping future scenarios for living.

Fabrizio’s specialism is routed in the production and manufacture of objects and installation projects utilising the practice of Design as an interface from which to mediate and translate critical methodologies and commercial practices. Through multidisciplinary platforms such as Unit X, design practice utilises a multi-specialist holistic lens to critically intervene in disciplinary discourse, developing ways in which to innovate the everyday.


Research Projects

Ongoing research aims to produce insightful, thought provoking work which has resonance, speaking to the viewer using a carefully constructed visual language, creating projects that are not necessarily using the language of design norms, but rather re-inventing ways of looking at and experiencing our relationship with the physical (and metaphysical) world.. Details…


Fabrizio Cocchiarella is a member of:

A selection of recent research outputs.


Kettle, A., 2016. A Place at the Table, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, 25th November 2014 – 18th January 2015.

Kettle, AM., Brown, V., Grimshaw, D., Egan, K., Cocchiarella, F., 2014. A Place at the Table, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, 25/11/2014 - 18/1/2015.


Cocchiarella, F., Hayward, E., 2014. 'Toosils', A collection of writing tools that propose alternative perspectives on everyday artefacts associated with practices of craft within the traditional spheres of domestic and trade contexts., Pallant House, Chichester, 19th November 2014.

Cocchiarella, F., Hayward, E., 2013. 'Liminal Ladder', An illustrative object utilizing traditional making skills, digital processes and media, created for various exhibitions and locations., ‘Ways to Escape’ 2022nq, Manchester, as part of Future Everything Festival, March 2013. & ‘Seamless: The Digital in Design’ at the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO) Ljubljana, Slovenia,, September - November 2013.


Cocchiarella, F. Hayward, E., 2016. 'Pomona Encounters - Pomona's Beauty Spots', Pomona Island, 26th July 2016.

Cocchiarella, F., 2006. 'Master of Fear', Whitechapel Gallery, London, August 2006.


Cocchiarella, F. Haley, D. Vargas, V., 2016. 'Fruitful Futures: Imagining Pomona', Gaia Project.

Internet Publications

Cocchiarella, F., Hayward, E., 2009. 'Prohibition Culture', LSN Global.

Journal Articles

Cocchiarella, FN., Vargas, V., Titterington, S., Hayley, D., 2017. 'Research Informed Sustainable Development Through Art and Design Pedagogic Practices', Implementing Sustainability in the Curriculum of Universities, World Sustainability Series (2018), pp. 207-221.

Booth, P., Cocchiarella, F., 2015. 'Students as Producers: An 'X' Disciplinary Client-Based Approach to Collaborative Art, Design and Media Pedagogy', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ART & DESIGN EDUCATION, 34 (34), pp. 326-335.


Cocchiarella, F., Booth, P., 2014. 'Students as Producers: An ‘X’ disciplinary approach to collaborative Art, Design and Media pedagogy', iJade: Collaborative Practices in Arts Education, Tate Liverpool, 24th & 25th October 2014.

Other Outputs

Cocchiarella, FN., Haley, D., Vargas, V., 2016. 'Fruitful Futures: Imagining Pomona'.

Cocchiarella, F. Wehmeyer van den Boom, J., 2016. 'Pomona Island Design Lab', Design Lab Project.

Cocchiarella, F. Higgins, S, 2015. 'Mise en Scene', Collaborative project with the RNCM.