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de lima, peru. 

mULTIMEDIA designeR and educator.

Passionate about storytelling and social justice, she uses her skills as a technologist to create dialogue around topics such as culture, identity and community. She has been exploring the linkages between weaving and computational thinking, creating pieces that translate oral stories into physical weavings that have been exhibited at the New Latin Wave Festival in New York and Festival Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo in Peru. She served as a researcher at the Technology Lab at BF+DA at Pratt University and has also facilitated different workshops about the intersection of weaving and coding, in places like Pioneer Works, Currents New Media Festival and the Brooklyn Museum. She is currently co-curating the exhibition “Beyond Punch Cards”, that will bring together artists challenging the common perceptions of weaving and coding, that will take place in Santa Fe, New Mexico this upcoming June.

She is also the Lead Teacher at the NYC FIRST STEM Center located in Washington Heights, where she develops curriculum and teaches STEM related subjects to low income communities.

I graduated from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU. Prior to that I was working as an audiovisual and content producer, where I guided projects from ideation to execution.

You can see what else I've been up to in my CV here.

You can read this interview about my work. 

 

Some of my latest pieces were featured here: 

Weaving Paved the Way for Computer Coders

Surface Design Association Magazine - Article ‘Sensing Narratives’

Weaving, Coding and Storytelling - A conversation with Francesca Rodriguez Sawaya

Connecting and Crafting Online - THE INDY

Dress-Coding - Arabelle Sicardi's Stude of Study of Fashion vs. Technology (Ssense)

Tribeca Film Institute Co/Lab Immigration Notes