2–5 February 2021


Short Paper

What the Popol Vuh can teach design


Presenting Author(s): Ricardo Sosa
02 February 2021

Please be aware that multiple presentations will take place during this session commencing at 05:00PM AEDT and share the same zoom link. Check how presentations are clustered in the program spreadsheet when adding the calendar.

This focused reflection explores how Mesoamerican worldviews can inform design activity. Design here is understood as a type of thinking or an approach that underpins acts of creative imagination across design areas, including the design of products, services, and systems. Mayan accounts of creation are examined here to discover insights and entailments that sustain ways of creating that are different from the dominant Western paradigm of design. With this, we wish to formulate deep questions about the core beliefs and views of what design creation can be in a more plural and inclusive world.

Europe (CET): 2nd February 2021 7:00 am to 7:45 am

US (EST): 2nd February 2021 1:00 am to 1:45 am

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Ricardo Sosa
Ricardo Sosa
Auckland University of Technology

Ricardo Sosa is Associate Professor at Auckland University of Technology and holds adjunct positions at Monash University and Nanyang University of Technology Singapore. He teaches and conducts research in design and creative technologies with an emphasis on creativity for social justice.