Diana Albarrán González

PhD Candidate at AUT

Designer and PhD Candidate at AUT researching on the decolonisation of artisanal design through Buen Vivir (good living or collective wellbeing) and the recognition of Indigenous Design in collaboration with Mayan weavers from the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico.

She has a master’s in design management from the Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain, a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico and a Technical training diploma in modern design and craftsmanship from Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan.

She has more than 15 years of international experience in Mexico, Spain, Japan, Singapore and New Zealand.



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