Designer-researcher Luis Vega specializes in cross-cultural collaboration. Informed by the dynamics of people, places, and processes, his work employs craft as a platform to investigate ways of socializing knowledge through materiality. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Product Design from Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico City, 2009), a Postgraduate Diploma in Modern Craft from the Kyoto Institute of Technology (Kyoto, 2014), and a Masters of Art in International Design Business Management from Aalto University (Helsinki, 2018). Besides having worked internationally as a professional designer, his practice has also spanned research and teaching. He has exhibited his work across eleven countries and lectured at nearly fifteen higher education institutions in Latin America and Asia.
His doctoral research, tentatively entitled “Ecologies of Practice”, dabbles at the intersection of craft and design practices, distributed cognition, and sociomateriality. Drawing on an interdisciplinary research-through-design approach, he is currently investigating how human cognition unfolds at the interface of the human and the non-human.