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We’re proud to share that this year The Faculty of Architecture and Design at Universidad de los Andes will be the host of the global CUMULUS 2019-2: The Design After turning Bogot á into a meeting point for the international community. The date is set for October 30th to November 1st, 2019. The three previous editions of the event took place in Rovaniemi, Finland (2019-1); Wuxi, China (2018-2); and Paris, France (2018-1).

Cumulus (International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media) is an international association dedicated to research and education in art, design and communication. Created in 1990 it was recognized by UNESCO in 2011. Today it has 286 members from 57 countries. Its international conference gathers around 300 participants. This year’s theme “The Design After” reflects the current state of design that is living a moment of expansion, recognition, mutation and integration that other disciplines would envy. It retains its aura and transcends the realm of the tangible to become a form of thought, dialogue and ontology. Amid these processes, is it worthwhile to think about what will become of design? Can design capture another vision of humans, the cultures and ecosystems that surround them? Have designers thought about what will happen next? Cumulus 2019 places us in this transition, at a border crossing, in an eclectic habitat: a contradictory and vital place. In Bogotá, Colombia, different perspectives will be found transcending the discipline and questioning the future of design.

The theme “The Design After” is based on five research tracks: Sensing the City, Sensing the Rural; Somewhere, Nowhere, Anyone, Everyone; Fiction and De-innovation; Design and Counterculture and Biodiversity-Driven Design. This event has an academic agenda that will follow the five tracks with internationally recognized keynotes, parallel sessions, discussion panels and research presentation. There will also be workshops and a publication that will gather the memories of the event. Several activities have been organized, such as social and cultural events that help integrate the audience and spark discussion on design, architecture and art.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

BRIGITTE BAPTISTE

OPENING CONFERENCE
Since January 2011 Brigitte has been the Director of the Biological Resources Research Institute “Alexander von Humboldt” of Colombia. 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

SENSING THE CITY, SENSING THE RURAL
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

SOMEWHERE, NOWHERE, ANYONE, EVERYONE

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

FICTION AND DE-INNOVATION
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.

 

DANIEL GRUSHKIN

BIODIVERSITY-DRIVEN DESIGN
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.

 

MADELINE GANNON

CLOSURE CONFERENCE
Is a multidisciplinary designer inventing better ways to communicate with machines In her research, Gannon blends art and technology to forge new futures for human-robot relations. She is skilled at convincing robots to do things they were never intended to do: she has transformed a giant industrial robot into the living, breathing mechanical creature, and has tamed a horde autonomous robots to behave more like a pack of animals. Her work shows that robots can be more than useful — they can be meaningful additions to our everyday lives. Gannon’s research deliberately engages with wide audiences across scientific and cultural communities. Her work has been exhibited at international cultural institutions, published at academic conferences, and covered by diverse media outlets, such as the BBC, the Guardian, the FT, WIRED, FastCompany, Dezeen, and The Verge. Her 2016 interactive installation, Mimus, also earned her the nickname, “The Robot Whisperer.” Gannon is three-time World Economic Forum Cultural Leader, and she currently serves a member of their Global Council for IoT, Robotics, and Smart Cities. She also holds a PhD in Computational Design from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master’s of Architecture from Florida International University.

REGISTRATION

Conference registration fees

Early bird – till 5 Sep. 2019

Regular Fee – from 6 Sep. 2019

Cumulus Member
(Full and Associate)

€ 400

€ 500

Non-Cumulus Member / Company*

€ 450

€ 550

Students

€ 250

€ 350

One day participation

€ 150

€ 250

* Contact us for group discount: info@cumulusbogota2019.org

One day participation fee includes:

  • Admission to all sessions during that day
  • Lunch and coffee during breaks mentioned in the programme of that day
  • Conference materials
  • One day registration does not include any of the evening events
Visa information:

Citizens of several countries do not need a visa to enter Colombia as a tourist for up to 90 days. For more information about VISAS visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
www.cancilleria.gov.co

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

BRIGITTE BAPTISTE

OPENING CONFERENCE
Since January 2011 Brigitte has been the Director of the Biological Resources Research Institute “Alexander von Humboldt” of Colombia. 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

SENSING THE CITY, SENSING THE RURAL
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

SOMEWHERE, NOWHERE, ANYONE, EVERYONE

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

FICTION AND DE-INNOVATION
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.

 

DANIEL GRUSHKIN

BIODIVERSITY-DRIVEN DESIGN
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.

 

MADELINE GANNON

CLOSURE CONFERENCE
Is a multidisciplinary designer inventing better ways to communicate with machines In her research, Gannon blends art and technology to forge new futures for human-robot relations. She is skilled at convincing robots to do things they were never intended to do: she has transformed a giant industrial robot into the living, breathing mechanical creature, and has tamed a horde autonomous robots to behave more like a pack of animals. Her work shows that robots can be more than useful — they can be meaningful additions to our everyday lives. Gannon’s research deliberately engages with wide audiences across scientific and cultural communities. Her work has been exhibited at international cultural institutions, published at academic conferences, and covered by diverse media outlets, such as the BBC, the Guardian, the FT, WIRED, FastCompany, Dezeen, and The Verge. Her 2016 interactive installation, Mimus, also earned her the nickname, “The Robot Whisperer.” Gannon is three-time World Economic Forum Cultural Leader, and she currently serves a member of their Global Council for IoT, Robotics, and Smart Cities. She also holds a PhD in Computational Design from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master’s of Architecture from Florida International University.

REGISTRATION

The conference registration fees are:

  • 400 € Cumulus Member (Full and Associate) early bird till 30 August 2019,
    500 € regular fee from 1 September 2019
  • 450 € Non-Cumulus Member early bird till 30 August 2019,
    550 € regular fee from 1 September 2019
  • 450 € Company early bird till 30 August 2019,
    550 € regular fee from 1 September 2019
  • 250 € Students* early bird till 30 August 2019,
    350 € regular fee from 1 September 2019
  • 150 € One day participation early bird till 30 August 2019,
    250 € regular fee from 1 September 2019

* Contact us for group discount: info@cumulusbogota2019.org

One day participation fee includes:

  • Admission to all sessions during that day
  • Lunch and coffee during breaks mentioned in the programme of that day
  • Conference materials
  • One day registration does not include any of the evening events
Visa information:

Citizens of several countries do not need a visa to enter Colombia as a tourist for up to 90 days. For more information about VISAS visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
www.cancilleria.gov.co

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