Leonardo Parra Agudelo
He was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and since he was a child, the countryside and the city have served as the context for his adventures. He studied Industrial Design at the Universidad de los Andes, completed an M.F.A. Design & Technology at Parsons the New School for Design (USA), and a Ph.D. in Urban Development and Social Innovation at the Urban Informatics Lab at Queensland University of Technology (Australia). He is also a motorcycle mechanic technician. He is an associate professor in the Department of Design at the Universidad de los Andes.
His research and exploration interests lie at the intersection of place, technology, people and more-than-human agents. He is an advocate of transdisciplinary research and creation. As such, he constantly seeks to interact with peers working in different disciplines, in projects - be it research, creation or classes - in which fields of knowledge merge with one another.
He has collaborated with leaders in their fields locally and internationally, and has published in books, conferences, and academic journals seeking to establish transdisciplinary dialogues. He is part of academic, working, discussion, and training networks such as the Ibero-American Society of Digital Graphics (SIGraDi), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Placemaking Latin America, Participatory Design Conference, SIGCHI, and SIGGRAPH, in which he contributes in different ways, either as an academic reviewer, co-organizer of international events, or apprentice.
His sound work has been presented at the Red Bull Music Academy, Sónar Festival in Barcelona, various galleries and cultural spaces in New York (USA), Brisbane (Australia), Bogota and Medellin, among others. Together with the present collective he has been presented at RPM Records, with whom he hopes to continue exploring the sound and performing in other places.
Soundscapes: Cajitas surtidas