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BRIGITTE
BAPTISTE

President of Universidad EAN and former Director of the Biological Resources Research Institute “Alexander von Humboldt” of Colombia from January 2011 until July 2019. Brigitte studied biology at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, has a Master in Latin American Studies from the University of Florida and a Doctor Honoris Causa in Environmental and Sanitation Engineering. While working as a researcher at Unit of Rural Studies at the Faculty of Economic Science from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Brigitte began teaching in the Master of Rural Development and Environmental Management.

Brigitte has participated in many national conservation and environmental planning projects. Her work focuses on cultural landscapes, the analysis of the process and transformation of the territory, the construction of history of the ecological-economic productive system, the multicultural analysis of use and management of biodiversity, biocomplexity, biospeleology and biopolitics. Brigitte’s work also includes gender and culture studies.

For three years Brigitte represented Latin America as a member of The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (MEP/IPBES). In 2017 Brigitte was awarded the Prince Clays Award 2017 for her achievements in “Development and Culture”, adding to a list of international recognitions.

MARTÍN
TIRONI

Is a sociologist and professor at the School of Design, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He holds a PhD from the Ecole des Mines de Paris and a Master’s degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne V. He is currently Visiting Fellow (2018) at the Center of Invention and Social Process at Goldsmiths. His research areas are designed anthropology, digital technologies and mobility, and urban infrastructures. He recently published ‘Unpacking a Citizen Self-tracking Device: Smartness and Idiocy in the Accumulation of Cycling Mobility Data’ (with M. Valderrama) in Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. He is currently developing a research project (Fondecyt, 2018-2021) titled Datafication of urban environments and individuals: analyzing the designs, practices and, discourses

MARTÍN
TIRONI

Is a sociologist and professor at the School of Design, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He holds a PhD from the Ecole des Mines de Paris and a Master’s degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne V. He is currently Visiting Fellow (2018) at the Center of Invention and Social Process at Goldsmiths. His research areas are designed anthropology, digital technologies and mobility, and urban infrastructures. He recently published ‘Unpacking a Citizen Self-tracking Device: Smartness and Idiocy in the Accumulation of Cycling Mobility Data’ (with M. Valderrama) in Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. He is currently developing a research project (Fondecyt, 2018-2021) titled Datafication of urban environments and individuals: analyzing the designs, practices and, discourses

DORI
TUNSTALL

Is a design anthropologist, public intellectual, and design advocate who works at the intersections of critical theory, culture, and design. She is the first black female Dean of the Faculty of Design at Ontario College of Art and Design University. She leads the culture-based Innovation Initiative focused on using ways of knowing how to drive innovation processes that directly benefit communities.

With a global career, Dori served as Associate Professor of Design Anthropology and Associate Dean at Swinburne University in Australia. She wrote the biweekly column Un-Design for The Conversation Australia. In the U.S., she taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She also organized the U.S. National Design Policy Initiative and served as a director of Design for Democracy. Industry positions included UX strategists for Sapient Corporation and Arc Worldwide. Dori holds a PhD in Anthropology from Stanford University and a BA in Anthropology from Bryn Mawr College.

MONIKA
BIELSKYTE

Is a creative director, strategist, and speaker with a special interest in exploring & translating immersive media technology space & digital formats of reality – VR, AR & MR. She works to inspire people to see these new mediums & tools as a means to expand the human potential – creatively, intellectually, emotionally, physically. Having worked with the likes of Ridley Scott Associates, Dreamworks, Universal, CERN, Intel, and Aston Martin, she is the founder of ALLFUTUREEVERYTHING (AFE), a content platform focused on radical innovation.

MONIKA
BIELSKYTE

Is a creative director, strategist, and speaker with a special interest in exploring & translating immersive media technology space & digital formats of reality – VR, AR & MR. She works to inspire people to see these new mediums & tools as a means to expand the human potential – creatively, intellectually, emotionally, physically. Having worked with the likes of Ridley Scott Associates, Dreamworks, Universal, CERN, Intel, and Aston Martin, she is the founder of ALLFUTUREEVERYTHING (AFE), a content platform focused on radical innovation.

EVA
DE KLERK

Is a Dutch artist and independent professional in participatory city development. Her work includes the regeneration of deprived industrial and residential areas in close co-operation with the local community and creative scene. Including the regeneration of the NDSM Shipyard and the deprived residential area Heesterveld Creative Community in Amsterdam, the former airport Tempelhof in Berlin (Germany) and projects in Osaka, Tokyo (Japan), Seoul, Inchoeon (South-Korea) and so on. Eva published her book Make Your City covering 20 years of experience in self-organization according to the The City as a Shell philosophy. The foreword of her book is written by the renowned sociologist Saskia Sassen based in New York.

DANIEL
GRUSHKIN

Is the founder and executive director of the Biodesign Challenge, an international student competition that partners artists, designers, and biologists to envision the future of biotechnology. He is co-founder and former executive director of Genspace, a nonprofit community laboratory dedicated to promoting citizen science and access to biotechnology. Fast Company ranked Genspace fourth among the top 10 most innovative education companies in the world. Dan was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars where he researched the field of synthetic biology in 2013-2014. He also was an Emerging Leader in Biosecurity at the UPMC Center of Health Security in 2014. As a journalist, he has reported on the intersection of biotechnology, culture, and business for publications including Bloomberg Businessweek, Fast Company, Scientific American and Popular Science.

DANIEL
GRUSHKIN

Is the founder and executive director of the Biodesign Challenge, an international student competition that partners artists, designers, and biologists to envision the future of biotechnology. He is co-founder and former executive director of Genspace, a nonprofit community laboratory dedicated to promoting citizen science and access to biotechnology. Fast Company ranked Genspace fourth among the top 10 most innovative education companies in the world. Dan was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars where he researched the field of synthetic biology in 2013-2014. He also was an Emerging Leader in Biosecurity at the UPMC Center of Health Security in 2014. As a journalist, he has reported on the intersection of biotechnology, culture, and business for publications including Bloomberg Businessweek, Fast Company, Scientific American and Popular Science.

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