Dolomìa: a digital platform for migrant associations in South Tyrol

02 November 2022
Photo credit: Asia De Lorenzi -

Migration studies consider the voluntary sector as a fundamental element of integration and inclusion processes. Not only do new citizens participate in and benefit from the activities of local voluntary associations, but they are also the protagonists/founders of new associations. In a recent local project in South Tyrol, we asked ourselves: what instruments are best suited to support these organizations?

Kseniia Obukhova

Kseniia Obukhova is an Italian-based social designer and cultural manager focused on building connections and promoting creative discipline as a tool for positive change. After her graduation in Communication Design from the Polytechnic University of Milan she started working as a Creative Project Manager of Graphic Days, a leading Italian independent festival on visual design. Kseniia is currently enrolled in the Master’s program in Eco-Social Design at the University of Bolzano, where she analyses the relations between creative public policies and their local implementation. Contacts:,

Hannah Verena Marti

Hannah Marti is a multidisciplinary designer, volunteer and social activist. She has worked on several projects as a designer, but often seeks the position of an all-rounder where she can do ‘more than’ the creative part. Most of her experience lies in local projects e.g., as co-manager of a voluntary association running an inclusion project together with people with a migration or refugee background in Switzerland. Moreover, she also works in an international context, e.g., through her involvement in a plastic recycling project in Nicaragua. Always curious to learn new methods, tools and to broaden her horizon to have a greater impact for social and sustainable change, she is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Eco-Social Design at the Free University of Bolzano in Italy. Contact:,

Sofia Scroppo

Sofia Scroppo is a designer from Italy, with a Bachelor Degree in Graphic Design from the Fine Arts Academy of Bologna. She works as a freelance visual designer, mostly within the cultural sector, and is currently enrolled in the Master program of Eco-Social Design at the Free University of Bolzano. She is in the process of refining her practice as a facilitator and project manager with a focus on social justice and community-centered design. Her research interest is centered around the ritualistic significance of art and music in their role of community building, especially within the rural environment. Within this framework she is exploring how the promotion of alternative narratives and positive future scenarios can foster a bottom-up social transformation. Contacts:,


  • Migration

Obukhova, K., Marti, H. V., & Scroppo, S. Dolomìa: a digital platform for migrant associations in South Tyrol .

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