Hello.

I am a writer and editor who works across different media for projects at the intersection between journalism, design and storytelling.

From May 2011 to May 2015 I worked as the Executive Editor of COLORS Magazine, coordinating a global team of writers, researchers, copyeditors, translators and bloggers. Over that period of time, we produced ten printed issues, curated a few exhibitions and uploaded a constant flow of videos, articles and activities on our web  platforms.

Before that, I was a scholar at Fabrica and then the coordinator of its Creative Writing department, where I led a team of writers tasked with producing experimental blogging, copywriting, journalism, screenplays and fiction.

I have co-authored two feature documentaries. One of them, The Special Need (written with director Carlo Zoratti) premiered at the Locarno Film Festival in 2013. It has received international recognition, including a Golden Dove at Dok Leipzig (2013) and an Audience Award at SXSW (2014).

My writing and videos have appeared in English on COLORS, the Guardian online, the Atlantic, Quartz, Apartamento and in Italian on Wired , PIG, Bill, l’Ultimo Uomo and the book I Barbari (The Barbarians) by Alessandro Baricco.

As a freelance strategist and writer, I have worked for organizations including the World Health Organization and the Italian Tourist Board, as well as for commercial clients including Lavazza, Geox, Benetton, Juventus and Moleskine.

Since 2008, I have tutored students in storytelling, branding and innovation at IUAV, Venice’s university of arts, design and architecture.

I have lectured and run workshops in Italy, Brazil, Spain, USA and Turkey. I am also one of the curators of Manifesto, a project that gathers the professional credos of some of the world’s most inspiring designers.

Over the past ten years I have written a fairytale about a bulimic deer, built a touristic guide for an imaginary island and created a museum that will open in 2100 AD. But this is the kind of stuff that I prefer to speak about in person.

Please, get in touch with me:
cosimo[at]cosimobizzarri.com

Or just find me on Twitter:
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