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Guest lecture: Design from the far South // José Allard

This conference presents projects developed at the School of Design of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC) on Design for Emergencies and Crisis and experiences from the UC Public Innovation Laboratory improving the quality of Chilean Public Services through design.
Some exercises developed during the COVID pandemic in different design workshops in Chile, Mexico and Italy will also be discussed. These projects mediate between practical solutions based on emerging trends and speculative scenarios that seek to provoke and question the current state of the situation.
Bio José Allard

jose_allard.jpegJosé Allard is a Chilean designer and academics based in Santiago. He obtained his undergraduate and master degree in the United States (BFA The Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC / MFA California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA) and got his PhD at the Polytechnic of Milan, Italy.

He is an associate professor and researcher at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC), where he directed its School of Design from 2013 to 2019. He also leads various research projects and consultancy on information design and design for emergency & crisis. In 2013 along academics from the School of Design UC and researchers from the Center for Public Policy UC he formed the Public Innovation Laboratory  (Lip UC) a “do-tank” that improves services by introducing a “human centered” design approach in governmental institutions. He is also founder and partner of Simplo, an innovation company focus in sustainable design solutions and Wayfinding, an information design studio. Since 2016 he has been board member at Cumulus, International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media.

He has lectured and taught in different conferences and schools worldwide and is currently an Academic Visitor at Design for Change program, ECA, The University of Edinburgh.

Dato: 23 november, 2021
Tid: 12:00

Sted: Sverre Fehn (A2), AHO
Adresse: Maridalsveien 29