Walkative: Santiago de Chile

Led by Carola Ureta Marín

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Led by Carola Ureta Marín

We invite you to join us for a virtual walk of 2.4 kilometers along the main avenue where demonstrations have been taking place in Santiago de Chile since October 2019. It is a walk back in time, recorded by hundreds of photographs which were captured on 23 November, 2019 between 7:10-10:18 a.m. It is a journey that begins at the epicenter of the protests called ‘Dignity Square’ due to the outcry for dignity and then proceeds along the southern sidewalk of the emblematic central axis of the city and ends outside the government palace; the place where all the demands are expected to be heard. Through this drift, people from all over the world can experience walking through those streets and fix their memory on a particular moment in the history of Chile. Thus, collecting all those messages tattooed on the walls as an echo of social demands.

Carola Ureta Marín is a Chilean Designer and Visual Communicator based in London, specialises in editorial, cultural development and historical research projects. She obtained her BA in Design (2012); a MA in Cultural Management (2015) in Chile, and more recently, she finished her second MA, now in Visual Communication at Royal College of Art, London (2022).

Carola was part of the curatorial team of the Chilean pavilion entitled ‘Tectonic Resonances: From the human-centered design to the planet-oriented design’ that won the London Design Biennale in 2021. She is a frequent speaker at international congresses on Design Studies and Design History: Buenos Aires (2015), Taipei (2016), Medellín and Barcelona (2018); New York (2020); Quebec (2021).

She is director and creator of The City as Text, a collaborative digital platform of the social uprising in Chile. In 2020, she turned these visual recordings into a publication that is currently in its second edition and recently she launched a musical album of same project with ten musicians of the Chilean diaspora.

In early 2023, it will be published by Routledge the book entitled ‘Design for more than human futures: Towards Post-Anthropocentric worlding’where she is part of the editorial team. The book is an invitation to travel new paths for design framed by ethics of more-than-human coexistence that breaks with the unsustainability installed in the designs that outfit our lives. It features prominent authors on the design scene such as E.Manzini, A.Escobar, M. de la Cadena, A. Wilkie, L. Forlano, among others.