Local micro-networks for green transition of the wool supply chain


  • Rossana Gaddi University of ‘G. d’Annunzio’ in Chieti-Pescara (Italy)
  • Luciana Mastrolonardo University ‘G. d’Annunzio’ in Chieti-Pescara (Italy)




inland areas, circular economy, wool supply chain, energy communities, systemic design


Italy’s inland areas face complex challenges such as depopulation, isolation and economic weakness. Through a research project conducted in Taranta Peligna (Chieti, IT), the paper aims to enhance the wool supply chain by adopting a systemic, co-design and collaborative approach among local governments, institutions and communities. To develop innovative and sustainable solutions, implementing systemic design methodologies and through the analysis of international case studies, concrete actions are proposed, such as creating an energy community and the activation of sustainable washing centres of a Network Observatory. Through a series of strategic interventions, the project aims to re-establish the importance of the wool industry by integrating modern technologies into traditional processes to achieve a revitalised, low-impact local economy.


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Received: 22/03/2024; Revised: 17/04/2024; Accepted: 25/04/2024


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Rossana Gaddi, University of ‘G. d’Annunzio’ in Chieti-Pescara (Italy)

Designer and PhD, she is an Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture, where she specialises in Communication Design and enhancement of local and territorial resources. She has participated in national and international seminars and research programs on innovation for cultural and territorial valorisation, as well as communication and system design for social inclusion.
E-mail: rossana.gaddi@unich.it

Luciana Mastrolonardo, University ‘G. d’Annunzio’ in Chieti-Pescara (Italy)

Architect and PhD, she is a Researcher at the Department of Architecture, where she specialises in Architectural Technology and Process Sustainability. She has participated in national and international seminars and research programs on the impact of sustainability at various scales and dimensions through metabolic and qualitative studies.
E-mail: l.mastrolonardo@unich.it


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How to Cite

Gaddi, R. and Mastrolonardo, L. (2024) “ Local micro-networks for green transition of the wool supply chain”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 15, pp. 344–353. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/15292024.

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