The discussion about socio-cultural implications of creative production is necessary, not only to make projects ‘socially responsible’, but for making education itself a transformative experience.
- Workshop Co-lead: “Pedagogical practices: A workshop for TAs teaching online under COVID-19”. Digital Fridays. HASTAC.org
- Workshop Lead: “REMAP”. Intervening the map where America was first named. Visual arts workshop mediated by dialogues on decolonization and healing.
- Workshop Lead: “Beyond cartography, Pandemic Ecologies”. Mapping of territories using design methodologies and mental cartographies.
- Facilitator: Plenaries of the 30th anniversary of the Association for Progressive Communications.
- “Our changing contexts and challenges” Social movements in the midst of a pandemic.
- “Resilience and Resistance” Bottom-up strategies responding to COVID-19 realities.
- Founder and Facilitator: “aKi”, A self-initiated dialogue group to discuss police brutality and mass incarceration in the United States.
- Study Group Leader: “Emergence and anticipation in Design”. The Public Interactives Research Lab.
- Workshop Lead: “The Underlying Paths of Participation”. Feminist reflexivity and positionality in Design. Participatory Design Conference 2020. click here
- Workshop Lead: “Mental City Landscapes: Border Logics”: The Platforms to the World Symposium. School of ATEC, University of Texas at Dallas click here
- Workshop Lead: Developing Ethical Guidelines for Feminist Internet Research Practices. Feminist Internet Research Network. Association for Progressive Communications. click here
- Panel Moderator: "Bio-creation of informatics: Rethinking data ecosystems in the Network Economy" ISEA (International Symposium of Electronic Arts). Manizales, Colombia.
- Workshop Lead: Service Design in the context of Healthcare. Háptica consultancy.
- Workshop Lead: Re-thinking business models of social ventures using rapid prototyping techniques. Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá.
This workshop engaged 13 participants over 2 sessions of two hours each. The participants attended from 6 countries.
The objective was to explore territories occupied during the pandemic through dialogue and mental cartographies.
• Methodology: Participants were introduced to a framework for cartography beyond geographic accuracy, towards intuitive mappings of experiences, guided by certain prompts related to the global pandemic. This framework is inspired by the work of Felix Guattari and Gilles Deleuze on cartography, and Arturo Escobar’s work on Pluriverse. It also included relevant research on diagramming and visual thinking, as well as participatory mapping techniques. On the second part of the workshop, I developed a methodology to map attributes of territories that are rarely displayed in normative forms of mapmaking, such as networks, emotions and flows, and held dialogues about the tensions between individuality and collectivity, appropriation and reinvention of territories. This methodology can be understood as “mental cartographies”, and in this case related specifically to the global COVID-19 pandemic.