Advanced Design 5

I will be keynote speaker to the 5th International Forum of Design as a Process, entitled "The Shape of the Future as the Front End of Design Driven Innovation" (18-20 September 2014, Monterrey, Mexico). 
The forum is organized by the Latin Network for the Development of Design Processes.

From the forum's website (
The Latin Network for the Development of Design Processes is a network of researchers and professors who deal with design particularly in reference to the existing relationships between countries of Latin origin and language. They are interested in studying the creation value of design as a process and also as a product in an open relationship between Latin design cultures and other cultures.
The Latin Network for the Development of Design Processes is an informal group of researchers and university professors who study and operate in the particular branch of design known as design processes. This is a group of people who benefit (and self-finance) from regularly and meeting personally in a Forum. This forum allows them to exchange, to debate and to discuss their studies and experiences. The Forum is conceived as a thematic conference and it takes place within one of the members’ university.

The first meeting was held in Turin in 2008; it coincided with the foundation of the Latin Network and the writing of the cultural program/manifesto  called the “Carta di Torino”. In 2009 the Forum was held for the first time, its name was “Design Cultures as Models of Biodiversity” and it took place at the Escola de Design of Unisinos  in Porto Alegre (Brazil). The second Forum was held at the Universidade de Aveiro, (Portugal) in 2010; it was called “Design, art, craft: cross-fertilizations and experiences”. The third Forum was host by the Politecnico di Torino (Italy), working around the subject “Innovation in Design Education”.
The fourth forum was held in Belo Horizonte (Brazil) during the Brazilian Design Biennial, where the Forum was a guest of the UEMG. The title of this fourth edition was “Diversity: Design/Humanities”.