Scientific Comittee

For the 7th Forum we have the participation of a world-class scientific committee

Flaviano Celaschi

Coordinator of the Latin Network Full Professor Università di Bologna (Bologna, Italy)

Full Professor of Industrial Design at University of Bologna (Italy); architect; designer; consultant to businesses and public bodies. He works on design driven innovation and on tools and practices for the development of innovation within the organizations (companies, universities, research centers, public administrations). Since 2008, he coordinates the Latin Network for the Development of Design as a Process.

Elena Formia

Coordinator of the Scientific Committee Associate profesor Università di Bologna (Bologna, Italy)

PhD in History of Architecture and Urban Planning; Architect and Associate Professor in Desig at the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna’s Department of Architecture. Within this context, she is investigating, in a historical perspective, how ideas of futures were embedded in artefacts and/ or in design projects. Her publications include articles in the Journal of Design History and the International Journal of Critical Cultural Studies and the books Storie e cronache del design (Allemandi, 2012, with Pier Paolo Peruccio) and Storie di futuri e design. Anticipazione e sostenibilit à nella cultura italiana del progetto (Maggioli, 2017). Since 2008, she is coordinator of the International Forum of Design as a Process’ Scientific Committee.

Nélida Ramírez

Coordinator “Design & Territory” Associate Professor Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Palmira, Colombia)

General Coordinator of the 7th International Design Forum as a Process. Associate Professor Design Department Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Sede Palmira. With more than 20 years of experience in teaching, innovation and research in design. Active member of GUIA a Design Research Group focused on Design for Human Welfare and Design inspired by nature. Doctor in Design, Manufacturing and Management of Industrial Projects of the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería del Diseño, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, España. Specialist in Marketing and Administration of Total Quality and Productivity. Industrial designer formed by the Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Sede Bogotá. Event manager of events in Design promotion such as: Diseño Con Sentido, VI Velada de Diseño y Diseño Diverso.

Roberto Iñiguez

Dean of the School of Architecture, Art and Design Tecnológico de Monterrey (México)

Dean of the School of Architecture, Art and Design of Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico. Designer and Consultant with more than 20 years of experience in innovation for industrial sectors such as furniture, consumer products and mobility. Member of different academic boards and Conferences: Project Oriented Learning Environment (POLE) global platform, the London Design Embassy, the Latin Design Network, the European Academy of Design, the Systems and Design Network, etc. His research focuses on the Advanced Design cultures, with particular interest on anticipation processes, the relation between systems and design, and how individuals and organizations develop “advanced” design competencies. He holds a Master in Design Management and a Ph.D. in Design from Universitat Politécnica de Valencia, Spain.

Ruth León

Design Department Chair School of Architecture, Art and Design Tecnológico de Monterrey (Guadalajara – México)

Cum Laude Mention PhD in New Fundamentals of Design and Communication. Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. (UPV). Master in Design, Management and Development of New Products. (UPV). Master in Interior Design, University of Salamanca (Spain). Architect, University of Los Andes in Venezuela. (ULA). Professor of undergraduate and graduate (ULA-Venezuela) Architecture and Design School (1998-2013). Guest professor (UPV-Spain. 2004-2012) Professor of the Department of Industrial Design. Technological Institute of Higher Studies of Monterrey, Guadalajara. (ITESM) (2013-2018). Industrial Design School Director (ULA-Venezuela. 2008-2012); Industrial Design Department Director (ULA-Venezuela. 1998-2000); Director of the Postgraduate Program Master in Design, Management and Development of New Products, Venezuela Edition; (UPV Spain.) (2008-2012). International academic and professional networks member. Articles, book charters writer and conference speaker. Development of international research projects with business links. International agreements management. Research lines: systemic applied to strategic innovation guided by Design.Advanced Design Emotional design. Regional Director Design Department, Western Region. Technological of Higher Studies of Monterrey, Guadalajara. (ITESM) (2018-current).

John Cardozo

Dir. of the Dsgn Group GUIA Associate Professor Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Palmira, Colombia)

Director of Research and Extension Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Sede Palmira. Associate professor. Design Department. Professor and researcher, with more than 20 years of experience. Director of GUIA a Design Research Group. Research line in Product Systems and Design Management. PhD in Design, Manufacturing and Management of Industrial Projects of the ETSID, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. Master in Business Administration, Univalle. Industrial Designer of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Sede Bogotá. Infrastructure and development project manager at Sede Palmira.

Andreas Sicklinger

Full Professor Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna (Bologna, Italy)

Andreas Sicklinger studied architecture at the Technical University in Munich and worked for 20 years in the field of Product Design and Applied Ergonomics for Design in Italy. He taught in different Design Schools in Italy, among the the Polytechnic University of Turin, University of Ferrara and IED Milan. He published several books and articles about Design. From 2012 to 2019 he has been Head of the Product Design Department at the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Arts at the German University in Cairo/Egypt. He is Full Professor in Industrial Design at the University of Bologna, Italy.

Augusto Solorzano

Associate Professor Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Medellín (Medellín, Colombia)

Augusto Solórzano. Doctor of Philosophy from the U.P.B . Specialist and Master in Aesthetics from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Master in Plastic Arts of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Designer of the U.P.B. He currently serves as Associate Professor in the Universidad nacional de Colombia – Sede Medellín, School of Architecture, School of Arts. Author of: El tiempo de lo neopintoresco, (2008); Semiótica: Diseño Gráfico y Cultura, UPB (2012); La belleza prosaica y la dimensión social del gusto, (2012). Coautor de la Colección Pluralismo Estético: Recepción y apreciación del arte y la estética (2011); Arte y emancipación estética (2012), Los dominios del arte y la estética (2013), Los electrodomésticos: usos cultura y símbolos (2014). He belongs to the CEHAP research group of the Habitat School of the Universidad nacional de Colombia – Sede Medellín recognized by Colciencias.

Bernabé Hernandis

Research Professor Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Valencia, Spain)

Born in Valencia (Spain), he currently works as a research professor at the Universitat Politécnica de Valéncia. Dr. Industrial Engineer, Diplomat in Scientific Management of the company, by the UV. He is director of the Master in Design, Management and Development of New Products of the UPV. He directs and edits the online magazine specializing in design www.rdis.es. He currently directs research projects related to the design and development of industrial products, as well as the creation of innovative companies, and Models for research at www.id-think.com.

Carolina Blanco

Assistant Professor School of Architecture  and Design Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia)

Carolina Blanco is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Design at Los Andes University in Bogota, Colombia and her work is centered in urban analysis and city studies. She holds a bachelor degree from the National University of Colombia, a Master degree in Engineering and a Ph.D. in Architecture and Structural Design by the University of Hokkaido (Jp). She makes part of the Research Group on Habitat Pedagogics and Public Affaires (Pedagogías del Hábitat y de lo Público). Nowadays her research is centered in the evaluation of the National Free Housing Program for vulnerable population, and a study on the School micro-contexts from the perspective of social and emotional development, in conection with spatial conditions.

Carlo Franzato

Dean of the School of Creative Industries Universidade do UNISINOS (São Leopoldo and Porto Alegre, Brazil)

He is Professor in Strategic Design and Dean of the School of Creative Industries at Unisinos University (São Leopoldo and Porto Alegre, Brazil). His research focuses on complex collaborative design networks developed by designers and other professionals, companies and other types of organization, users and citizens. He is member of the Research Group in Strategic Design for Cultural and Social Innovation, the Network for the Development of Design as a Process, the DESIS Network, and the AUSJAL Design Schools Network. He is editor of the Strategic Design Research Journal.

Daniel H. Nadal

Professor Ph.D. Architect Master Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia)

Ph.D. Architect and Master from the School of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Madrid in the Department of Architectural Projects rated EXCELLENT ``cum laude``. He teaches as Professor of Architectural Design at the Department of Architecture at the Universidad de Los Andes, where he is a researcher at the group ``Pedagogies of Habitat and the Public``.

David Bihanic

Associate Professor University of Paris I Pantheon – Sorbonne (Paris, France)

Designer, Associate Professor at the University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne (Permanent Researcher at ACTE Institute—EA 7539), and Founder-CEO of FXDS (a creative agency), David Bihanic is also a Senior Research Fellow at “The École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs”. In his research, he examines aesthetic, epistemological, and praxeological constraints as well as determinations of Design Practice in its collaboration/cooperation with Engineering Sciences (in particular).

Dijon De Moraes

Ex-Rector Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais – UEMG (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)

PhD in Design from Politecnico di Milano. As a full professor at the Minas Gerais State University – UEMG (Brasil), he has twice held the position of Rector. He has authored the award-winning books: Limites do Design; Análise do design brasileiro and Metaprojeto; Member of the collegiate of the Doctoral Program at UEMG and at Università di Bologna (Italy); Founder and Coordinator of the Center for Studies in Theory, Culture and Research in Design and Editor of the Collection of Advanced Studies in Design.

Jimena Alarcón

Professor Head of Design Research Group Universidad del Bío-Bío (Concepción, Chile)

Jimena Alarcón Ph.D. Head of Design Research Group of the Universidad del Bío-Bío, certified by Government of Chile as Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Design. She has twenty years of experience in research, and teaching on sustainable materials and design management. Results of research can be observed in nine books and more than twenty articles published in scientific journals and proceedings. Some of her research internships were carried out in Italy, Spain, Finland. She is member of Sustainable Materials and Processes Ph.D. and Master in Wood Construction.

José R. González

Director of the Department of Art, Architecture and Design Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Cali, Colombia)

Actual position: Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Arts, Architecture and Design, at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali, Colombia. Professor at the Visual Communication Design program, at the Master's degree in Marketing and at the Master's degree in Business Administration, at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali, Colombia. Visiting Professor for the Master Degree Program in Innovation and Design Management, ISAD, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico. Doctor by the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, Program of Methods and Techniques of Industrial and Graphic design, with Cum Laude distinction. Master in Design, Management and Development of New Products, by the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, and specialization in Techniques and Methods of Industrial and Graphic Design at the same institution. Postgraduate degree in Environmental Planning and Sustainable Development at the Latin American Forum of Environmental Sciences -FLACAM-, UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Development, La Plata, Argentina. Architect with Cum Laude distinction, University of Los Andes, Merida, Venezuela. Director of the Visual Communication Design Program at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali, Colombia (2014-2019). Researcher, consultant and guest lecturer at Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, tenure professor and Director of the School of Industrial Design at University of Los Andes, Merida, Venezuela. Lecturer in different international events, experience in consulting activities and projects of design management, design methodology, systemic design, strategic design and innovation management. Participation in framework agreements with companies to conduct research and development of products and services in fields such as design driven by user experience, emotional design and processes of value co-creation between organizations and individuals. Participation in different national and international research projects funded by institutions such as the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), the University of Los Andes, the Polytechnic University of Valencia, and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali.

Juan M. Salamanca

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design School of Art + Design (Urbana-Champaign, United States)

Dr. Salamanca is an interaction designer who has been experimenting with product aesthetics and information technologies, from both academia and industry, for more than 15 years. His current research work is two faceted. One strand inquires for the participation of socially apt smart artifacts in socio-material interaction. The other explores the design of visual and tangible data for the achievement of unplanned collective goals such as urban commuting. He regards social interaction mediated by smart (computational) artifacts as the ongoing adaptation of the activity flows of individuals, which are shaped by the enaction of both people and artifact’s programs of action. At a socio-technological level, this means that for the achievement of collective goals the design of social abilities of nonhuman agents is as relevant as people's sociality. Dr. Salamanca is currently Assistant Professor at the School of Art + Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, United States. He holds a doctoral degree from the IIT Institute of Design in Chicago, USA, a master degree in Design Direction from Domus Academy in Milan, Italy, and a BA in Industrial Design at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia.

Karen Lange

Associate Professor Universidad Nacional de Colombia – Sede Bogotá (Bogotá, Colombia)

Karen Lange Morales is an industrial designer the Universidad Rafael Landívar in Guatemala and the Universidad Iberoamericana de México. She has a specialization in Health Promotion and Human Development from the Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca and a Doctorate in Public Health from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, doing her doctoral practice at the Institute of Ergonomics of the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. She is co-leader of the MIMAPRO group (category A1 of Colciencias). Has taught classes in universitys of Guatemala, Mexico and Colombia and is oriented towards organizational ergonomics, systemic thinking, inclusive design, quality, sustainability and sociomaterial practices. She is also an entrepreneur and has extensive experience in design and ergonomics interventions in the agroindustrial, oil, banking, education, food and manufacturing sectors. She is currently co-editor in Chief of the transdisciplinary journal ACTIO - Journal of Technology in Design, Film Arts and Visual Communication and has extensive international publications on the subject of ergonomics and sustainability.

Leonardo Gómez 

Head of Innovation, Design & Sustainability Research Group. Universidade Federal de  Pernambuco – UFPE (Pernambuco – Brasil)

Leonardo Gomez Castillo is a designer from the National University of Colombia (1994). He has extensive experience in product and service design, with focus on innovation and sustainability. In Japan, he worked as a researcher in the field of Computer Human Interaction Design at the Kyoto Institute of Technology (1997-1999). He completed his Master's (2001) and PhD studies (2004) at the School of Human and Environmental Studies at Kyoto University. After a short internship at United Nations University he moved to Brazil in 2004. He has been a design consultant for several organisations His clients include Positivo, Nokia, The Brazilian Ministry of Education, Coca-Cola, and Fiat. He was a postdoctoral fellow in Design and Innovation for Sustainability at TU.Delft University, in the Netherlands (2011-2012). He currently lives in Recife, Brazil, where he is Professor at the Design School, Federal University of Pernambuco, UFPE, and Professor of design at the Center for Advanced Studies of Recife, CESAR. He is the head of the Research Group on Innovation, Design and Sustainability. His research interests are Design for Sustainability, Service Design and Interaction Design.

Lorenzo Imbesi

Full Professor SDR Sapienza Design Research Director Sapienza University of Rome (Roma, Italia)

Lorenzo Imbesi is an Architect, PhD and Full Professor at Sapienza University of Rome, where he is Director of SDR Sapienza Design Research and Chair of the Design Unit of the PhD Program. Previously, he was an Associate Professor and the Chair of the Master of Design at Carleton University (CA). At the moment, he is a member of the Cumulus Association Executive Board, a member of the Executive Committee of EAD European Academy of Design, a member of the Board of SID Italian Society of Design. Also, he is co-Editor of Design Principles and Practices Journal and a member of the Editorial Board of The Design Journal and DIID Disegno Industriale.

Manuela Celi

Associate Professor Dept. Design Transdisciplinary researcher Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy)

Associate professor at Politecnico di Milano, she teaches Metadesign and Design Culture at the School of Design. She has deepened the inquiry on design processes and on advance design processes in particular. She has pursued transdisciplinary research investigating the relationship between design and the humanities and social sciences. Her latest reaserch are mainly focalized on the study of the relationship between design and anticipation and the use trends and scenarios in the design practice.

Oscar Chaparro

Dean Faculty of Engineering and Administration Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Palmira, Colombia)

Pedro Medina (Murcia, 1973) is curator, art critic, professor, researcher and editor in contemporary culture, especially design, video-creation and digital media. He has a degree in Philosophy from the Universidad de Murcia (1996) and a doctorate in Cultural Sciences from the Scuola Internazionale di Alti Studi in Modena (2001). He worked as a researcher at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura in Venice (2002-2003), he was the Director of the Cultural Area at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Madrid (2005-2013) and IED Sapere (2016-2018, Italy, Spain and Brazil). Currently he teaches a range of history of art, aesthetics and semiotics subjects in Madrid and Turin. In addition, he is in charge of the Editorial IED https://editorial.iedmadrid.com (2013-). Among his publications: La muerte de Virgilio. El final de una ilusión estética (2006), Economía del Diseño (2015) and Gillo Dorfles. Obra gráfica 1991-2016 (2016); he writes frequently in «Artecontexto» and «Le Monde Diplomatique». Among his exhibits: Mapping Madrid (online e IED Madrid, 2009), El hilo de Ariadna. Lectores, navegantes (Matadero Madrid, 2012-2013) and Ciutat de vacances (Polo Museale di Venezia, Arts Santa Mònica and MACA, 2017-2018). In addition, he is an advisor in various institutions and member of several commissions and juries, such as Manifesta 8 (2010), Bienal Iberoamericana de Diseño (2013), Real Academia de España in Rome (2015), Torino UNESCO Creative City of Design (2016) and 7th International Forum of Design as a process (2020).

Pedro Medina

Publishing Director Professor and researcher in Contemporary culture at the IED Madrid (Madrid, Spain)

Pedro Medina (Murcia, 1973) is curator, art critic, professor, researcher and editor in contemporary culture, especially design, video-creation and digital media. He has a degree in Philosophy from the Universidad de Murcia (1996) and a doctorate in Cultural Sciences from the Scuola Internazionale di Alti Studi in Modena (2001). He worked as a researcher at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura in Venice (2002-2003), he was the Director of the Cultural Area at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Madrid (2005-2013) and IED Sapere (2016-2018, Italy, Spain and Brazil). Currently he teaches a range of history of art, aesthetics and semiotics subjects in Madrid and Turin. In addition, he is in charge of the Editorial IED https://editorial.iedmadrid.com (2013-). Among his publications: La muerte de Virgilio. El final de una ilusión estética (2006), Economía del Diseño (2015) and Gillo Dorfles. Obra gráfica 1991-2016 (2016); he writes frequently in «Artecontexto» and «Le Monde Diplomatique». Among his exhibits: Mapping Madrid (online e IED Madrid, 2009), El hilo de Ariadna. Lectores, navegantes (Matadero Madrid, 2012-2013) and Ciutat de vacances (Polo Museale di Venezia, Arts Santa Mònica and MACA, 2017-2018). In addition, he is an advisor in various institutions and member of several commissions and juries, such as Manifesta 8 (2010), Bienal Iberoamericana de Diseño (2013), Real Academia de España in Rome (2015), Torino UNESCO Creative City of Design (2016) and 7th International Forum of Design as a process (2020).

Pier Paolo Peruccio

Associate Professor PhD in History of Architecture and Urban Planning Politecnico di Torino (Torino, Italia)

PhD in History of Architecture and Urban Planning; Architect and Associate Professor in Design at Politecnico di Torino. Peruccio is Vice Head of the Design School at Politecnico di Torino, director of the SYDERE (Systemic Design Research and Education) Center in Lyon, France and Coordinator of the II Level Specializing Master in Design for Arts http://www.design4arts.polito.it He is currently working on several research projects concerning history of sustainable design, systems thinking and innovation. He is co-editor of book series (Umberto Allemandi and Electa Mondadori publishing houses), author of several books on design history and more than 100 articles on industrial and visual design published in International magazines. He has taught courses and workshops in Europe, USA, Latin America and Asia.

Raffaella Trocchianesi

Associate Professor Dept. Design Design for Cultural Heritage Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy)

Architect and Associate Professor at Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano, she teaches Interior Design Studio at the School of Design and Design Research Context and Resources at the PhD Programme in Design. Director of the specialization Master IDEA_Exhibition Design, she mainly deals with Design for Cultural Heritage in terms of museography and exhibition design, communication and enhancement of local areas, new models and narratives of cultural experiences, the relationship among design, humanities and arts.

Rodrigo Ramírez

Director of the School of Design Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Santiago, Chile)

Since 2003 he works as a teacher and researcher in UC Design. He has worked in the foundation of the Diploma in UC Typography and courses such as Information Design. He was director of the Master in Advanced Design, MADA and participated in the Stanford STVP program. He has been a visiting professor at the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong and at Tongji University, Shanghai, China. As a researcher, he works in the field of emergency information design and is part of the Research Center for Integrated Disaster Management, CIGIDEN. Currently, he leads the Guemil icons for emergency project, awarded at various events. In professional practice, he is a partner of the AGR design studio and FrescoType, a typographic design studio. In Chile, he has experimented in various professional projects, such as brand design for Concha y Toro, Emiliana, the Intelligent Citizen Foundation or Paula Magazine. Also the typographical fonts for the Government of Chile, for the newspapers La Tercera and La Cuarta, for public transport in Santiago, the typography for the roads of Chile or the SERNATUR pictogram system. Abroad, he has participated as an international consultant for Steer in the United Kingdom, designing pictograms for Transmilenio in Colombia, Metro Roma in Italy and New Brunel, signaling typography for the stations of Network Rail, the main British rail operator.

And more to come!

Functions

This committee is responsible for ensuring the scientific and research quality of the project