Andrea Botero

Andrea Botero

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My work engages with the possibilities, and contradictions of participating in the creation of environments, tools and media that afford more relational and caring interactions among, and between people and their environment. In particular, I have studied how the design of communication and information technologies shape the social outcomes, practices and horizons of possibilities for communities and collectives. This I have done multiple domains ranging from everyday life projects to scientific endeavors. Currently I work at INUSE research group doing synthesis research about what it takes to get collaborative design done.


As a practitioner I have worked in design consultancies and multiple R&D projects as user interfase and interaction designer. I do occasional consultancy and service design gigs, mostly through Suo&Co a collective design research studio. I have a BA in Industrial Design (Universidad Nacional de Colombia) and an MA Product and Strategic Design (Aalto ARTS - formerly TAIK). I obtained my Doctor of Arts degree from Aalto ARTS in New Media. Before returning to Aalto I worked at the department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the University of Oulu (FIN). I am also adjunct professor (docent) at the Faculty of of Architecture and Design of Universidad de los Andes, in Bogotá (COL)

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collaborative design co-design social innovation new media design interaction design Participatory design pluriverse Service design digital service design ICT and digitalisation collective action STS Art and design knowledge building