Originally from Cuenca, Ecuador, Luis has a background in Graphic Design. During his undergraduate studies, he started to question about the boundaries of Design, taking him to explore multidisciplinary approaches and research processes as part of the Honors program of the University of Cuenca. Before starting his graduate studies, Luis worked for the Ecuadorian Corporation for the Development of Research and Academia, and the German Cooperation in Ecuador developing open innovation processes to improve public transportation in Cuenca, Ecuador. Currently, as a Fulbright Scholar, Luis is pursuing an M.F.A. in Design Research and Strategy, where he is exploring how Design can be a catalyst for social change and inserted in urban planning and policy-making processes.
Design is collaborating more and more with multiple disciplines to tackle some of the pressing issues of our world. What are the challenges and opportunities for designers in this context? This short talk will show some examples of how this is happening and hopes to initiate discussions of why design can be a catalyst for social change.Register for Workshop