Sofía Guridi Sotomayor
sguridi@uc.cl / sofia.guridi@aalto.fi
26.06.1990 Santiago, Chile
EDUCATION
2019-2021 MA Contemporary Design, Aalto University Finland
2017-2018   Fabricademy: A new textile and technology academy. Waag Society. Amsterdam, Holand
2010 – 2014   Designer (professional degree equivalent to five years of univerisity education), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Graduated 5th among a generation of 137 students. Santiago, Chile
2014   Service design workshop by British Design Council. PUC, Chile
2012   Diploma in footwear pattern making and design. Duoc UC. Santiago, Chile
2009 – 2010   College of Arts and Humanities. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Santiago, Chile
WORK EXPERIENCE (relevant)
2019 - current  Project leader, Fondart: PIN Arpilleras Parlantes. Santiago, Chile
2018   Designer and Researcher, Fondart: Circular Textile Economy. Santiago, Chile
2018   Guest Mentor, Universidad Mayor. Santiago, Chile
2017   Project developer and consultant, Saber Hacer Foundation. Santiago, Chile
2017   “Violeta 100” Event Coordinator: Event related to the 100th anniversary of chilean artist Violeta Parra , Violeta Parra Museum. Santiago, Chile
2015 – 2018   Researcher and designer, Open Textiles. Santiago, Chile
2014 – 2017   Coordinator and project developer, Fab Lab Santiago. Santiago, Chile
2015 – 2017   Product Designer, Maquinar.io: Digital Fabrication Product Design. Santiago, Chile
ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
2019 - Current
Research Assistant Mobile Cloud Computing Group, Aalto University Finland
2018 – 2019
Teacher, Structures and Materials course, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urban Studies, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Santiago, Chile

2018
Adjunt Instructor, Technology apply to products course, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Universidad Diego Portales. Santiago, Chile

2018
Guest teacher, Communicating Textiles workshop, Faculty of Production and Design, Institución Universitaria Pascual Bravo. Medellín Colombia

2015
Assistant, Digital Textiles workshop by Anastasia Pistofidou. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Santiago, Chile

EXHIBITIONS / PRESENTATIONS
2019 PIN Arpilleras, Museo Violeta Parra. Santiago, Chile
2018   FabTextiles Exhibition. Paris, France
2018   2º International Congress of Local Goverments and Smarts Cities. Santiago, Chile
2017   Fab Festival. Santiago, Chile
2016   FabTextiles Exhibition. Shenzhen, China
2014   BRT Webinar: Transit to the Future, A different perspective on public transit market. Santiago, Chile
GRANTS/AWARDS
2019 Full Grant Aalto University Master Studies Programme
2019 CONYCIT Grant for master studies (Beca Chile)
2019 Ministry of the Arts, Culture and Heritage grant Fondart
2018 Ministry of the Arts, Culture and Heritage grant Fondart

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