Liliana Ovalle, Product Designer, Mexico
Liliana is a product designer that works with a wide range of materials and processes to explore the expressive aspect of objects. She studied product design at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México and later a Master’s degree at Royal College of Art in London. Her designs reflect narratives that often draw on her Mexican background, from referencing situations observed in the urban context to exploring vernacular craft techniques.
Diana Ordóñez, artist, Colombia
Diana Ordóñez is a neo muralist, illustrator and graffiti artist who has established herself as an important reference in Latin American graffiti. She has a Master's in plastic and visual arts. She is known for her colourful, positive and vibrant expressions.
Abel Cárcamo, product designer, Chile
Abel designs objects and furniture by combining contemporary trends and materials of traditional design through collaborations with various local craftsmen. Creating a direct link between traditional practice and minimalistic aesthetics, Abel attains knowledge of the capabilities of materials through different techniques and so accomplish to create timeless design.
Trini Guzmán, Muralist and multi-disciplinary artist, Chile
Trini expresses herself through different materials in an explorative with curiosity and positivity. She gets her inspiration from nature and from becoming a mother. She has done an accessories collection for Falabella in Chile.
Marisol Centeno, textile designer, Mexico
Her work includes commissions and production pieces for Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and MUAC Museum, amongst others. She has spoken at many design events, such as the LACMA’s Found in Translation craft symposium. Textile designer Marisol Centeno is committed to the idea of design as an agent of change – a source of aesthetic, social, and cultural innovation.Her primary focus is on innovation, utilising an experimental combination of artisanal and industrial techniques. Her work is characterised by the promotion of collective production and sustainability through design and the large-scale and colourful narratives of her textiles.
Álvaro Clavijo, chef, Colombia
He started off studying Architecture in Bogotá, then followed his passion and studied at a culinary school in Barcelona, followed by several jobs at Michelin stars restaurants around Europe, among some at Noma in CPH. After many years abroad, Álvaro returned to Bogotá, where he now runs his restaurants, making traditional local food in a new way.
Catalina Zarhi, ceramicist, Chile
Catalina is a designer with a focus on ceramics. She studied ceramics in Italy, the US, and Chile. She uses old techniques to elaborate on the thickness – her work is very thin. She makes two types of ceramic, hand-made that are burnt two times, "raku", and more industrial moulding techniques.
Felipe Assadi, architect, Chile
Felipe is an architect and founder of Felipe Assadi Arquitectos, based in Santiago. His buildings are known for their angular constructions, mostly built with exposed concrete and glass, ranging from private residences to hotels, villas, and pavilions.
Augustín Nicolás Rivero, fashion designer, Colombia
Augustín Nicolás Rivero is a designer and creative director with his avant-garde fashion brand, A NEW CROSS. His main focus is to explore and re-interpret the artisanal crafts from Latin America. He has created a unique aesthetic and universe, merging fashion and utilitarian objects with a contemporary view of traditional crafts from different regions.