Hello! I'm Catalina.
I believe in the immense potential of Art and Design for contributing to social change.
I use creative practices as approaches to research and action. The thematic area of my work can be broadly defined as 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'm good at managing design projects and interventions and creating effective presentations for diverse audiences.
I also enjoy working in communication for change, whereas this means visualizing other's work, creating illustrations, infographics or layouts, I am happy to put my skills in graphic design, illustration and visual thinking, at the service of communicating ideas that need to be heard.
I graduated as a Designer in Bogotá, Colombia, with emphasis in product and communication design. I gained professional experience in the areas of social innovation and communication strategies in Colombia and later served as a 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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