Diana Albarrán González
Diana Albarrán González (Designer, PhD candidate at Auckland University of Technology) will be sharing her talk titled ‘Jolobil, weaving identities.’
Diana was born and raised in the Mayan land of Chiapas, Mexico, a mestiza with Nahua, P’urhépecha, Japanese, and Spanish ancestry. She holds a Master in Design Management from the Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain, a Bachelor of Industrial Design from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara in Mexico, and a Training Diploma in Modern Design and Craftmanship from Kyoto Institute of Technology in Japan. She is currently a PhD Candidate at Auckland University of Technology in Aotearoa focusing on ethical collaborations with indigenous artisanal communities respecting their "autonomía", and the decolonisation of design practice.