Christine T. Wolf is a Research Staff Member at IBM Research – Almaden. Her work investigates how people make sense of (and transform) emergent technologies through everyday practice. Adapting ethnographic and participatory design techniques, her work currently focuses on the incorporation of data-driven systems into organizational work practices and draws on perspectives from information systems (IS), computer-supportive cooperative work (CSCW), and technology policy.
Jeanette L. Blomberg is a Distinguished Research Staff Member at IBM Research – Almaden and adjunct professor at Roskilde University in Denmark. Jeanette is an anthropologist who is known for her research on ethnography in design processes. Recently she has turned her attention to the study of organizational analytics where she considers the linkages between human action, digital data production, data analytics, and business or societal outcomes.
Projeto Vizinhança, created by Márcia Braga and Aline Bueno, is a collaborative and participatory project that happens in different neighborhoods of Porto Alegre, Brazil, continuously since 2012. It is a temporary urban art intervention that discusses issues related to public space and its ability to produce encounters in the daily life of a community. In this sense, through Projeto Vizinhança, we aim to activate idle or «interstitial» spaces of the city transforming them into places. In this session, we will share our experiences and methods presenting the conections that the project enables between art, architecture, urbanism and design.
Nick Cooper is a principal at HKS. He is most proud of his community-based work through Storefront for Community Design and Citizen HKS.
Divya Nautiyal is a design professional at HKS. Her work with Citizen HKS Projects has been instrumental in shaping her vision about socially driven architecture. Philip Miller is a designer and maker. Philip believes that an interdisciplinary approach to architecture is critical and is always striving to apply that to all his work.
David Nemer is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. He is a Brazilian ethnographer who conducts research at the intersection of STS, HCI, and ICTD. His fieldwork covers Brazil, Cuba, and Mexico.
About Ana Prada Founder of 3colibris. Business administrator and sociologist from the Javeriana University of Bogotá, Fellow of the International Training in Dialogue and Mediation at the University of Uppsala and the International Course on Food Systems at the University of Wageningen. Have worked for Caritas Colombiana in relation to the implementation of "Article One" of the Peace Accords. Has worked on projects for UNDP, UNFAO, EU and the Suyusama Foundation.
Abrahán Rodríguez Buendía (Mexico City, 1987). Mexican architect graduated from the National Autonomous University of México (2011) with a master's degree in urban planning from the same university (2013). Specialist in participatory design and Social Production of the Habitat. Since 2012 he has coordinated groups to carry out participatory technical advisory work for housing in communities of Morelos, State of Mexico, Mexico City and Michoacán. He is a professor of participatory design in the housing specialty at UNAM and has been a subject professor at La Salle Morelia University.
22 studio (22) is a transdisciplinary design practice co-founded and co-directed by Marién Vélez and Nasheli Ortiz. Our intention is to tackle relevant problems in communities and cities through design processes. We work with architectural, scenic and social lighting design; fashion design, stage design and public art.
Nicole and Lauren are co-founders of The Residency, a global learning collective of civil servants, civil society, and social designers/innovators, that elevates multidisciplinary and cross-sector practice to tackle complex problem problems.
Taller Creando Sin Encargos is a design collective founded in 2012, based in San Juan, Puerto Rico led by Yazmín M. Crespo MArch, Omayra Rivera PhD, and Irmaris Santiago MArch. The collective has developed participatory design-build projects titled Arquitecturas Colectivas. Our mission is to investigate, construct and support architecture that promotes equity in all scenarios. We look at how design and architecture can have agency in the ideation and construction of spaces.