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What is this workshop?

Design informs how we navigate and interact with the world. Much of the current design infrastructure upholds ideals of classicism, and cis-het normativity as they reflect the perspectives of the people who made them. Through inclusive design practices, we have an opportunity to learn new perspectives of temporality and community from people who defined those things for themselves – such as the QTBIPOC community. Our world has been shaped to reflect a singular perspective of body, health, gender, race, nationalities, religion, and many other factors, and naturally exclude those who aren't part of it.


What will you learn?

In this course, we will discuss ways to foster inclusivity by challenging the status quo of design today, giving tools for students to develop critical thinking about it and defining techniques for community design, and developing an inclusive design toolkit.


Students will be asked to consider their own unique perspective from the point of view of intersectionality, and how we might reconsider the design process to create a more inclusive future. The course is designed to provide a background in the history of design, identity, gender studies and more, while exposing them to new perspectives and frameworks. The objective of this course is to understand who we are as people, see how we might grow with community, and create a toolkit for deep empathy throughout the design process.


How will you learn it?

We will hear perspectives from multiple designers across various industries about how identity, ethics, and the design process are intrinsically linked. We will begin to craft a story about our own identities and how we might use that as a launching pad for conversations about inclusive design practices.


Prerequisite knowledge



What to bring to the workshop?

  • Notebook and pen
  • Laptop
  • Camera (phone camera is fine)


Your Instructors


Priscila Ferreira


Hi my name is Priscila, I’m an Interaction Designer based in Paris. I’m interested in how technology can reveal the potential within people and enhance their awareness about the world with a little help from products and services.


I have a background in filmmaking and music production, which makes me someone who’s specially in touch with immersive research, the communication of projects, and also in charge of creating strong storytelling pieces that might take form in videos, in installations, and finally services.


I love designing for kids, creating new soundtracks and reading poetry

I’m a proud graduate of the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design and I’m currently working at the Fjord Studios in France.


Wolfe Erikson


Wolfe Erikson (they/them) is an Experience Designer, Strategist, and Consultant who specializes in participatory design and trauma-informed research methods in the health innovation sector. Their work centers around prototyping radically inclusive services that prioritize community and care among patients with chronic conditions. 


After working as a Digital Product Designer for startups & navigating the medical industry as a queer person with an invisible disability, they transitioned their career to focus on healthcare service design. Since then, they have worked to create interventions in patient care for people with chronic conditions like Diabetes and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.   


They are committed to reimagining the future of care through community-oriented and integrative healthcare programs for people with complex pictures of health.

  • Dates and Location

    Nov. 6th – 9th, 2023 in San José, Costa Rica

  • Enrollment

    There is a maximum number of 24 places available for each workshop, first come first served. Enrollment will be closed when the workshops are full.

€ 1.200,00Price