I am a LatinX paraguayan-canadian architect, designer, researcher and educator with 15 plus years of professional practice in South America and Canada. My practice has a special focus in land-based design, social innovation and sustainability and it includes architectural projects and a specialization in exhibit design, placemaking, signage and wayfinding programs.
I propose a design process of dismantling the colonial structures and concepts of modernist design that exacerbate the individual and the universal, by looking back, re-reading place and its history, but also bringing in our own positionality, decolonizing ourselves and tracing the footprints of a community that in a respectful way aims to build a “world where many worlds can fit". (ZM, 1996)
My current research focuses in incorporating alternative epistemologies and Indigenous knowledge into land-based design and pedagogy as a way of building sustainable futures with practices that already manifested in an equitable and respectful relationship with the earth.
My work promotes the Pluriverse as the space in which among diverse world-views can create community-oriented design practices.
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