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Fabrizio Cocchiarella MA (RCA) FHEA FRSA

Programme Leader BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design

Fabrizio Cocchiarella

As Programme Leader for Three Dimensional Design teaching practice endeavours to inspire a new generation of critically aware creative professionals through engaging with a varied and experimental programme of studio briefs, live projects and workshops that aim to inspire students to discover and develop new spatial archetypes with which to reinvent and challenge the discipline of Design.

Personal practice includes co-running a multidisciplinary design practice and leading the LiFE ‘Living in Future Ecologies’ research group here at the Art School. Projects aim to explore and redefine the discipline of design through the lens of object and space. Specialist expertise and experience is routed in the production and manufacture of product, furniture, artefact and installation projects. The discipline of 3D Design is viewed as the interface in which to mediate and translate critical design methodologies and commercial practices.


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, F., Booth, P., 2015. 'Students as Producers: An 'X' Disciplinary Client-Based Approach to Collaborative Art, Design and Media Pedagogy', International Journal of Art & Design Education, 34 (3), 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.