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Maria Ferreira Litowtschenko


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Artistic and research interests

Maria Ferreira's research focus on exploring the relationship of design and the ‘publics’, with special interest in urban governance and new institutional forms like public innovation labs. Her interest is to identify and understand the different interactions, collaborations and relations among citizens, activists and governments, and how those influence public policy and the idea of governance, particularly in the Ibero American context.

Maria holds a MA. in Creative Sustainability (Aalto University) and BA. in Fashion and Textile design (Design School Uruguay). She has been employed as lecturer at the Design School in Uruguay (2011-2013) and currently she is teaching assistant at Aalto University in the courses Sustainability Politics and Designing for Urban Governance and Services. 

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Research Output

  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Article

Experimental governance? The emergence of public sector innovation labs in Latin America

Ferreira Litowtschenko, M. & Botero, A., 7 May 2020, In : Policy Design and Practice . 13 p.

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    Taking Positions: Institutions and individuals in public sector design

    Ferreira Litowtschenko, M. & Berglund, E., 2019, NORDES 2019: WHO CARES? . 8 ed. Nordic Design Research Conference, 4 p. (Nordic Design Research Conference).

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    'Taking positions: institutions and individuals in public sector design'

    Eeva Berglund (Speaker), Maria Ferreira Litowtschenko (Speaker)
    3 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference presentation

    NODUS Talk: Urban Activist Design

    Maria Ferreira Litowtschenko (Contributor), Claudia Garduno Garcia (Speaker), Brenda Vértiz Márquez (Speaker)
    21 Feb 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic or invited talk

    Investigación sobre diseño para la gobernanza pública y la formulación de políticas

    Maria Ferreira Litowtschenko (Speaker), Federico Vaz (Speaker)
    28 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic or invited talk

    Lab Meeting Iberoamericano

    Maria Ferreira Litowtschenko (Participant)
    11 Sep 201813 Sep 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipant of a conference, workshop, session or tutorial

    Design Research Society International Conference

    Maria Ferreira Litowtschenko (Member), Federico Vaz (Member)
    27 Jun 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganization of a workshop, panel, session or tutorial