Fifteenth International Conference on Design Principles & Practices

  • 2021 Special Focus - Towards a (Design) New Deal
  • 3–5 March 2021
  • Hosted by: University of Monterrey (Virtual Conference)

2021 Special Focus: Towards a (Design) New Deal

The role of design in transitional times is ever more fluid. In order to foster social responsibility and respond to the complex challenges ahead, we need to establish a large social contract that responds to the real and looming, rather than often fabricated, upcoming crisis. Green policies and transnational collaboration—bridging actions instead of isolating mentalities—are on the top of the agenda. But in our current state of extreme dilemma, a larger question remains: what is the role of design in this movement of change?

Research Network Chairs

Loredana Di Lucchio

Loredana Di Lucchio

Architect; Researcher; Professor, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Lorenzo Imbesi

Lorenzo Imbesi

Architect; Professor, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Conference Chairs

Jessica Ochoa Zamarripa

Jessica Ochoa Zamarripa

Dean, School of Art and Design, Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico

María Eugenia Cázares Treviño

María Eugenia Cázares Treviño

Professor, School of Art and Design, Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico

Plenary Speakers

The Fifteenth International Conference on Design Principles & Practices featured plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Jorge Moreno Arozqueta

Jorge Moreno Arozqueta

Global Design Senior Director, Whirlpool Corporation

María Isabel Grañén Porrúa

María Isabel Grañén Porrúa

President, Fundación Alfredo Harp Helú Oaxaca, President, Apoyo al Desarrollo de Archivos y Bibliotecas de México, and Director, Biblioteca Francisco de Burgoa of UABJO, Mexico

Rolando Angulo Gálvez

Rolando Angulo Gálvez

Full-time Professor, Graphic Design Department, Universidad de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico

Roberto Iñiguez Flores

Roberto Iñiguez Flores

Dean, School of Architecture, Art and Design, Technologio de Monterrey

Flaviano Celaschi

Flaviano Celaschi

Professor, Processes Design, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Italy

Elena Formia

Elena Formia

Associate Professor, Director of First Cycle Degree in Industrial Design and the Second Cycle Degree in Advanced DesignDepartment of Architecture (DA), University of Bologna, Italy

Adriana Cuellar

Adriana Cuellar

Co- Founder, CRO Studios, United States

"Collaborations"

Marcel Sanchez

Marcel Sanchez

Co- Founder, CRO Studios, United States

"Collaborations"

Emerging Scholar Awardees

For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active research interest in the conference themes. The Award, with its accompanying responsibilities, provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics. The 2021 Emerging Scholar Award Recipients are listed below.

​Sofie Boons

​Sofie Boons

University of the West of England, United Kingdom

Sarvpriya Raj Kumar

Sarvpriya Raj Kumar

University of Rome, Italy

​Tyhe Reading

​Tyhe Reading

University of Newcastle, Australia

​Mariana Prieto

​Mariana Prieto

Art Center College of Design and Miami University, United States

​  Lauren Meranda

​ Lauren Meranda

Northeastern Illinois University, United States

​Willhemina Wahlin

​Willhemina Wahlin

Charles Sturt University, Australia

Prajakta Parvatikar

Prajakta Parvatikar

Rachana Sansad, India

Adrienne Bennie

Adrienne Bennie

University of Arts London, United Kingdom

​Maria Vidali

​Maria Vidali

CYA, Greece

Gil Dekel

Gil Dekel

The Open University and Southampton University, United Kingdom

​Maya Jenkins

​Maya Jenkins

The Ohio State University, United States

Conference Partners