Carlos Fiorentino

Carlos is a Visual Communication Designer, design educator and researcher, with main interest on Design for Sustainability and Biomimicry. He teaches in the Department of Art & Design and Department of Human Ecology at the University of Alberta, and in the Design Studies program at MacEwan University. His recent doctoral studies focused on biomimetic design and structural colour, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He is co-founder of the Biomimicry Alberta regional network (2013), founder of the Design for Sustainability Research Group (2012), and more recently the UofA Biomimicry Innovation Hub (2018). His research and scholarship on sustainability allowed him to be part of the Sustainability Advisory Committee for the University of Alberta’s Sustainability Plan 2016-20, and the Education for Sustainability Steering Committee (ESSC) for the Sustainability Advisory Committee at Grant MacEwan University (2014-2015). In 2010 he introduced the first interdisciplinary undergraduate course focused on Design for Sustainability in Human Ecology, University of Alberta. He has disseminated his work contributing to book chapters, presenting in international conferences and symposia, and published in refereed journals and book chapters.

Carlos is co-founder (2004) and design consultant of Pix Design in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has worked professionally in the visual communication design field for more than twenty years. He has collaborated in research projects involving humanities computing and Information design (2005-2013), among them the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and the AGEWELL Assistive Technologies program, federally funded by Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) (2016-2018).

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