We are three participatory design researchers working across the Öresund region between Denmark and Southern Sweden in Scandinavia. We have all been part of Malmö Living Labs at Malmö University (http://medea.mah.se/malmo-living-labs/). Here we worked together for quite a long time on questions of participation, design and (social) change primarily with focus on the public sector in the contexts of Region Skåne and the City of Malmö.
Mercedes Martínez is an industrial designer (UAM Xochimilco, Mexico), a Master in Computer Art (Thames Valley University, UK) and a PhD in Anthropology (UNAM, Mexico).
She is a full-time professor of the Bachelor of Art and Design at the ENES, Morelia unit, a school that belongs to the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). In addition, he is part of the academic body of the master's degree in Anthropology and is co-responsible for the Image Laboratory at the same institution.
His interests in participatory design are focused on the search to find other ways of making and relating to artisans and designers in Mexico. For more than ten years he has been collaborating with rural-indigenous communities in projects that combine anthropology and design.