Collaborator. Founder of Atelier Malvar + Tusk
Carmen Malvar is Doctor in Social Design and member of the international GIS research group for Retail and Service Futures as part of the Design Research Society (DRS) with 20 years of experience on leading team work based on design practice. Her research and practice are guided by the commitment to the development and implementation of strategies, products, services and sustainable business models that support conditions for change and serve as vectors of transformation in underserved communities with the goal of fostering social inclusion through interactions between culture, commerce and identity within the global economy.
Carmen has worked on projects developed with indigenous communities in the highlands of Mexico and currently searching the social and ecological impact of global industries and their back stage production, designing and implementing strategies where their production process and distribution chain shares the concern with stakeholders and the community. She is the founder of CADA a Platform for Understanding Cultural Heritage through Social Design. Carmen works regularly as a consultant and speaker for various institutions, local governments, foundations and academia.