Prof. Diego Alatorre Guzmán, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Prof. Aguinaldo dos Santos, Universidade Federal do Paraná

Tuesday, December 1, 5:30 pm (CET)

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, possibilities for travelling around the globe and welcoming domestic and international guest speakers are, unfortunately, quite limited. Nonetheless, KISD and its International Office will be hosting some online lectures in the context of our lecture series of the KISDtalks in which some of our partner universities will be given the chance to present themselves and their study opportunities. On Tuesday, December 1, 5:30 pm, KISD – Köln International School of Design “goes Latin America”. Professor Diego Alatorre Guzmán will be introducing to the interested online audience the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).

Subsequently, Professor Aguinaldo dos Santos, Head of the Design & Sustainability Research Center, will talk about the design degree courses at the Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR) in Curitiba, Brazil.

At the end of the KISDtalk “KISD goes Latin America”, KISD students Maximilian Beck and Benjamin Bräuer will share the experiences they made while studying at the Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile. This will be followed by a Q&A from some KISD guest students being currently in Cologne who are originally from Brazil: Luiz Siqueira and Natalia Grein and from Mexico: Kalia Ruiz and Carolina Corona, who will be looking forward to answering your questions.

Diego Alatorre Guzmán is an Industrial Designer and a professor at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). He holds an M.Sc. in Design for Interaction from Technische Universiteit Delft, the Netherlands. At UNAM Industrial Design Research Center, he explores the relationship between creativity and education through games. His most recent publications include articles in specialized magazines, like “El Círculo de Diseño Social” and “Codiseño y tecnologías participativa”, games like FUTUROSCOPIO, which was recently awarded by the UNAM Design Biennale (2020). He is compiler of the book “Innovación social y diseño” (with J. C. Ortiz Nicolás).

Aguinaldo dos Santos is a professor at the Design Department of Paraná Federal University (UFPR). He holds an M.Sc. on Civil Engineering (UFRGS, 1995) and a PhD on Built Environment (SALFORD/England, 1999). His current research focuses on issues around Design for Sustainability, such as Product-Service Systems, Design for Sustainable Behavior, Vernacular Design, Social Innovation and Green Economy, and Non-Anthropocentric Design. He is the coordinator of LeNS Brazil (Learning Network on Sustainability – In his career so far, he has published many journal papers, book, and  conference papers.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the talk will be held via Zoom. You will find the Zoom-link and the access data below.

 Online KISDtalks Winter Term 2020/21

 via Zoom:

Meeting-ID: 882 4048 0389

Code: KISDtalks

Please, SAVE THE DATE for the following events of KISD’s International Office:

MEDes Night, December 12, 5:30 pm (CET)

KISDgoes Europe, January 12, 5:30 pm (CET)

KISDgoes Asia, January 29, 11 am (CET)