Hello! I'm Catalina.
I am Design Researcher, facilitator and project lead.
My work lies at the intersection of Design, Technology and Society. I explore the complexity of socio-technical systems, and design ecosystems that bring the realities of people at the center of the creative process. I do this in various ways:
I enjoy working in close contact with communities through participatory design processes, conducting academic and non-academic research and crafting pedagogies for expanding dialogues in the classroom or elsewhere.
I complement my professional practice in research and strategy with graphic design, visual thinking and illustration. I am particularly interested in supporting projects engaged with gender, policy and digital technologies in the Global South.
I graduated as a Designer in Bogotá, Colombia, with emphasis in product and communication design. I gained professional experience in the areas of design strategy, innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration in Colombia, and later served as a Research Lead and Faculty member at Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore, India over almost four years. I'm currently a Candidate for a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in the School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communications (ATEC) at the University of Texas at Dallas, United States.
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