Faculty / School of Media, Culture & Design

Maria del Carmen Lamadrid

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Graphic Design


María del Carmen Lamadrid is a media designer and technology tinkerer interested in designing interventions that foster collaboration within social design, shaped by post-colonial theory.

She holds a BFA in Image y Diseño from Escuela de Artes Plasticas de Puerto Rico. Maria completed her MFA in Media Design from ArtCenter’s award winning Media Design Practices/Field program in partnership with UNICEF Uganda Tech4Dev and Designmatters. Her project, the Social Design Toolkit, explores the darker side of neoliberal practices that foster structural inequality in design meant to impact developing nations positively.
Currently she employs her skills as co-lead of SuperCommunity, an art collaborative in Los Angeles. Some of her organizational partners include the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science, and the Center for Performance and Civic Practice. Her work has been recognized and featured in the 2009 Muestra Nacional de Puerto Rico, II Biennale of Ibero-American Design, Mapping Social Design, University of Brighton and Citizen Science Association.

 

Education

MFA, Media Design, Art Center
BFA, Image y Diseno, Escuela de Artes Plasticas de Puerto Rico