An attractive staff of design and thought professionals and references from the academic field will offer lectures in this 2019 edition. Their names will be published soon.


7th BID Meeting

Manuel Estrada

Design and Territory
Designer. Founder and president of the Madrid Design Foundation (DIMAD) and executive president of the Ibero-American Design Biennial (BID). Specialized in graphic design, he stands out in the field of editorial and corporate design. His studio is the second to receive the AENOR Certificate in the Quality (ISO 9001) and Environment (ISO 14000) systems. His work for institutions such as the Cervantes Awards, Alianza Editorial, Repsol Foundation and numerous book covers of the newspaper El País stand out. He has won various awards and distinctions such as Laus, AEPD, Art Directors Club of Europe and recently the Good Design Chicago 2014. He is a member of the Spanish Council for Artistic Education.

Vicent Martinez

Personal vocabulary in design
(1949, Burjassot, Valencia, Spain)
Furniture designer, with numerous awards and international recognitions. Author of the Spanish design icon “La Literatura”, double shelf on wheels, present in museums and catalogued as a design classic of the twentieth century. Professor and regular lecturer. In 1980 he founded the company puntmobles, which was awarded the 1997 National Design Prize.

Mauro Panzeri

Il cattivo professore/El mal profesor
Mauro Panzeri, 63 years old graphic designer. A graduate in Political Philosophy, he lives and works in Milan. From 1979 to 1986 he was at Estudio Alchimia, a radical project workshop, leader in Italian neo-modern design. In 1987 he started his own professional activity with the opening of the studio GrafCo3. He is mainly in charge of editorial graphics but also of graphic montages for exhibitions and coordinated images. He has written La grafica è un’opinione (L’edizioni, Milano 2013). He has been teaching for over thirty years at the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Milan and has been a teacher for fifteen years at the School of Design of the Politecnico di Milano. He is currently freelance and does not have a website or Facebook.

Ulrich Schendzielorz

Transferecia and Development at the University
(1958, Germany). HfG Schwaebisch Gmuend University, Germany.
Communication designer, professor and researcher in open design profiles driven by process and results. Currently serving as vice-rector of HfG Schwaebisch Gmuend, Germany, with responsibility for strategic development since October 2015.
He is a member of the University Research Institute and Head of Department at the HfG International Office. He acts as DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) referee in Media, Arts, and Design and as DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) advisor in “European Strategic Projects” and in certificates in the German accreditation agencies “AQAS” and “AQUIN in Germany, Bahrain and Turkey.
Member of the Executive Council of Cumulus V and VI.
Schendzielorz values the teaching of information design, strategic design methods, interaction design, editorial design and journalism. He has extensive international work experience in Turkey and the United States.
HfG considers design as an innovative subject with scientific, social and technological aspects. Design has a responsible and permanent influence on cultural, technical and economic developments. Its tradition is influenced by the methods of the Bauhaus school and particularly the Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm.the Schwäbisch Gmünd design university is regularly ranked among the top 100 international design institutions and its international exchange program is ranked among the top five in Germany.

Felipe Londoño


Design as Makerspace: Laboratories for Social Transformation

(1960, Manizales, Colombia) Caldas University, Colombia

Londoño is a renowned teacher and cultural manager who directs the Festival de la Imagen, a meeting of digital and visual culture that reaches its 16th edition (since 1997), organized by the Visual Design Department of the University of Caldas in Manizales. This year has added to the most important electronic art symposium in the international context, ISEA2017. As rector of the University of Caldas, Londoño has provided the institution with a proactive profile that actively integrates it into the range of activities of the city in which it is inserted, favouring networks with other international institutions and positioning it as one of the best qualified university centres in the region for its training proposal.

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Flaviano Celaschi


Evolution and innovation in design training processes. Presentation of cases from the Future Education Symposium
(Milan, Italy) University of Bologna
With a PhD in Architectural and Environmental Technology, Celaschi coordinates the Bachelor’s Course in Industrial Product Design, which he launched at the University of Bologna in 2013. Research consultant for public and private entities, companies, foundations and universities, in the field of innovation driven by design has advised different institutions to set in motion a process of renewal and productive evolution oriented to design and communication.

Celaschi founded and coordinates, in the same centre, the Advanced Design Center, a centre for studies and research on anticipation and the project. In 2008 he founded and coordinated the Process Design Network, an international network that organizes the International Forum on Design as a Process, currently in its fifth edition. He was Acting Dean of the Faculty of Design of the Milan Polytechnic (2001-2003).

Flaviano Celaschi has taught at the National Art Academy of Hangzou, Wuxi University, Design Center of Cengdu (China); University of Malaga (Spain); CETIQT University of Rio de Janeiro, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Jesuit University of UNISINOS of Porto Alegre, State University of Minas Gerais of Belo Horizonte (Brazil); Pontifical University of Santiago (Chile); Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Universidad Siglo 21 de Córdoba, Universidad Católica de Córdoba (Argentina); Universidad Nacional de Bogotá (Colombia); Tecnológico de Monterrey de Guadalajara (Mexico); German University of Cairo (Egypt); UNIPAL de Mangalore (India); Politécnico de Milán, Politécnico de Turín, II Universidad de Nápoles, Libre Universidad de Bolzano, Universidad de Bergamo, Universidad de Urbino, Universidad de Genova (Italy).

In the 1990s, Flaviano Celaschi’s professional, didactic and scientific training developed around different areas. One of them, in the construction/building sector, since his university training experience focuses on technology for architecture and the environment.

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The time factor in participatory and inclusive design projects

(1979, Oporto, Portugal). University of Minho, Portugal.
With a degree in Industrial Design and a PhD in Design from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon, Ligia Lopes has been a visiting professor at the Deca – University of Aveiro in the degree in Design and in the degree in Design at the Lusíada University of Porto. She has worked on the theme “Architecture, Urban Space and Universal Design” as a researcher at CITAD (Centre for Research on Territory, Architecture and Design) and has been a researcher at CIAUD (Centre for Research on Architecture, Urbanism and Design) – Faculty of Architecture at the Technical University of Lisbon. She is co-founder of the Association Design Includes You. She is currently a visiting professor at the University of Minho.

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Collaborative models. Handicrafts/Design

(1965, Vitoria, Spain). Martín Azúa Studio.
Martín Azúa is a Basque designer who has worked in Barcelona since 1994. He combines his professional activity as a designer of objects and spaces for important companies with a more speculative work. He belongs to a category of designers who consider experimental methods as a fundamental part of the design process. Among his best-known projects are the “Casa Básica”, which since 2007 has formed part of the permanent collection of the MOMA in New York, the medals of the World Swimming Championships Barcelona 2003.
He is particularly interested in the incorporation of natural processes in everyday life and the use of artisan resources to safeguard cultural and technological diversity. He has recently presented an editor of objects made in collaboration with small workshops and artisansFor more information:

Makeba Lewis

Textiles and Fashion. Learning Methods and Good Practices at the WSC
(London, United Kingdom). Central San Martins, University of Arts in London.
Master in Textile Design at the Royal College of Art, Designer, specialist and lecturer in Fabric and Textile Design at Central Saint Martins, University of Arts in London, and has been responsible for the Fabrics course at Falmouth University in Cornwall. As a specialist and researcher in Textiles, Makeba is interested in the quality of textiles in the luxury sector and the cultural value of manufacturing. Makeba has been an international consultant to textile manufacturers for the improvement of sustainable practices and commercial production processes, a design research fellow at the Ann Sutton Foundation in Sussex, a retrospective collection at the Crafts Study Center in Farnham and work exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Makeba received her Masters in Textile Design at the Royal College of Art in 2001 and her A at Central Saint Martins before obtaining a design fellowship at the Ann Sutton Foundation in Sussex. He has a retrospective collection at the Crafts Study Center in Farnham and work on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.



Day Research and Design
Social Research Approaches, Methods and Techniques Applied to Design Research

(Colombia). Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia.
Industrial Designer graduated from the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, specialist in Occupational Health and Ergonomics, Magister in Education, PhD in Design and Creation from the Universidad de Caldas Colombia. Founder of the School of Industrial Design of the Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia UPTC, where she is a teacher and coordinator of the Master in Design with emphasis on development of social projects. In 2002 she started, together with other teachers, Taller 11 Grupo de Investigación en Diseño, of which she is the coordinator. Her research is participatory in topics related to physical ergonomics and cognitive ergonomics, mainly with special populations. The publications involve topics of accessibility, inclusion, emotions and interaction, and topics related to the rescue of the Identity and Culture of the populations that keep tradition. She has done internships in research centers in Argentina, Mexico and Colombia, and has been invited to participate nationally and internationally as a peer evaluator in research calls and as a lecturer in design and ergonomics events.

Anabella Rondina

Day Research and Design_Volver sobre la práctica: Concepciones y estrategias de los docentes en la enseñanza del diseño industrial. Rondina Chair. FADU_UBA, Argentina.
(Argentina). Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism, University of Buenos Aires.
Graduated in Industrial Design from the University of Buenos Aires; postgraduate in Strategic Design Management, Design Management and Project Management at the same university next to the Polytechnic of Milan. He developed his professional activity in the Metropolitan Design Center of Buenos Aires from 2002 to March 2016, being since 2011 Manager of the institution, position to which he accesses by public contest of antecedents. She is currently Director of the Industrial Design Career at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism of the University of Buenos Aires and Director of the Postgraduate Course in Strategic Management of Design-Management of Design and Project at the same university.

Daniel Wolkowicz


Design in times of cholera
(1952, Buenos Aires, Argentina). Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism, University of Buenos Aires.
Trained in architecture at the UBA (1975), he began working in Graphic Design in 1972 under the tutelage of Juan Andralis and Jorge Sarudiansky. In addition to Professor of Design 1,2,3 at FADU UBA and IUNA, he is a full professor in Applied Design at the Multimedia Degree Universidad Maimónides. He has been twice director of the Graphic Design career FADU UBA (1990/1994 2006/2010) and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism of the University of Buenos Aires. He also served as Secretary of Development and Institutional Linkage of IUNA (National University Institute of Art).

Profesor invitado en la Universidad ORT del Uruguay.

Profesor invitado en la Carrera de Diseño Gráfico. Facultad de Diseño y Urbanismo de la Universidad del Litoral (FADU UNL).

Investigador Categorizado II.

Dirige la Colección de Diseño de la Editorial Argonauta y la editorial Wolkowicz Editores.


Enlaces de interés

Cátedra UBA

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Joel Maneses Ibarra

Design Factory. Models of interdisciplinary work
Aalto University Design Factory (ADF).
Graphic designer of the DUOC UC of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and visual communicator of the Aalto Design Factory (ADF) in Finland. He is in charge of the visual identity of the ADF and the publications of the global network of the Design Factory. Professor and director of the printing workshop at the institution and self-taught enthusiast in 3D printing.

Álvaro Catalán de Ocón

Crafts vs design or crafts + design
(1975, Madrid, Spain). Estudio Álvaro Catalán de Ocón.
Graduate in Business Administration and Management from the Complutense University of Madrid, he began his preparation in industrial design at the European Institute of Design in Milan (1999-2000). After graduating with honours from the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London (2000-2004), he opened his studio in Barcelona where he designed the LA FLACA lamp, winner of the Design Plus Award and Delta Award.
In 2007 she began to exhibit her designs at the Salone Satellite in Milan – where she won the First Design Report Award in the 2010 edition – and at the Rossana Orlandi Gallery in Milan, where she annually presents her new projects.
In 2009 he moved his studio to Madrid. Here he combines the self-production of his designs with teaching at the Instituto Europeo di Design, his activity as a member of the Board of Directors of DIMAD and his work for different companies.
In 2011 and 2012 he conceived the PET Lamp project, which since 2013, reaffirms its success every year at the Rossana Orlandi Gallery. The scope of the project that has traveled to Colombia, Chile, Japan, Ethiopia and Australia is also projected in the various awards and nominations: nominated for Best Product of the Year by the London Design Museum, CODESPA Award for Best Solidarity SME, AD Award for Best Emerging Design Studio, Silver Delta Award 2014 and finalist in the category of Best Innovation Project and / or Entrepreneurship Awards R Ecoembes, among others.
His works- HOME/OFFICE, PET LAMP, RAYUELA, RIAD, DOUBLE GAME, PRIMA, CORNUCOPIA, CANDIL, LA FLACA- have been exhibited in internationally prestigious galleries such as VitraHaus, London Design Museum, Issey Miyake Foundation 21_21 Design Sight (Tokyo), Rossana Orlandi Gallery (Milan) and the Machado-Muñoz gallery in Madrid, among others. In 2016 he created his own publishing and distribution brand for some of his most personal projects, ACdO.


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