Felipe, Juliana and Valeria joining Cumulus Roma 2021 as Student Ambassadors
The Student Ambassadors are to contribute their singular voices to the Association’s Conferences and the Cumulus community overall highlighting the changes that the next generation of artists and designers are shaping in an increasingly complex and interconnected global marketplace for art and design.
Please learn more about our new great ambassadors from the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia: Felipe, Juliana and Valeria joining the virtual Cumulus conference Roma 2021 The Design Culture(s), June 8-11, 2021 Rome, Italy hosted by Sapienza University of Rome.
Felipe Borbón Vásquez
Felipe is a flexible and passionate strategic designer. He’s studying the Design program with a communication emphasis at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. He has gained experience in strategic and critical design, concept ideation and human centered design for innovation. He feels comfortable leading multidisciplinary teams where he can mix new ways of creation to achieve real impact. In addition, he has been a tutor and was elected as student representative in the Design Department.
Felipe is interested in gender and queer studies, the different faces of innovation, creative industries and all the management and design processes that compose them. As a gay designer he will always include a critical approach to make visible the ignored, empowering diverse identities and fighting for equity and respect.
Juliana Edith Rojas
Juliana is a design student at the Universidad de los Andes, with minors in Management, Visual Computing and French Language and Culture. She participated as Creative Director in the Student Council, and as a monitor for classes such as Design for Democracy and Politics as a Product.
When Juliana was a child she wanted to be an engineer, an artist and president. She finally decided to be a designer because it allowed her to be a little bit of all three. She is currently working in a legal consulting firm, engaged in legal design to close the gap between law and its users. She was an intern at the Organization of American States (OAS) in the Strategic Counsel of the General Secretariat, where she supported the communication process of the strategic plan. She was also part of the Design Spotters team for the Index Award, making nominations for the award, which celebrates those who use design to improve life.
I’m an Architecture student with studies in anthropology at the University of Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia. I’m very enthusiastic about Botanics, ceramics, embroidery, and critical mapping. Recently I’ve been involved in different student-empowerment initiatives emerging as new ways of pedagogical practices through the recognition of active student movements and coalition as ways of sparking conversations around politics of the discipline and practice through design. I’m also co-founder and 1/3 of the feminist architecture collective Las Arquitercas, we engage in intersectional and interdisciplinary conversations grounded within our close student communities, towards a more contextualized decolonial-thinking education in our Latin-American background. I’m looking forward to imagining other possible worlds hand in hand with the conference at Design Culture(s) Roma 2021.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
The Cumulus Student Ambassador Program is a special student award and merit-based initiative of the Cumulus International Association of Art, Design and Media that recognizes exceptional student leaders from the universities and institutions hosting the Cumulus Association Annual Conferences. Each year, Cumulus invites a total of four Student Ambassadors (two per annual conference) to contribute their singular voices to the Association’s Conferences and the Cumulus community overall.
Through the Cumulus Student Ambassador Program, the Cumulus Association is committed to bringing the perspectives and voices of exceptionally talented and articulate students to the forefront, with the goal of highlighting the changes that the next generation of artists and designers are shaping in an increasingly complex and interconnected global marketplace for art and design.