Climaton UNAM 2021 Mentoring
Natacha Poggio is a mentor in
Climaton UNAM 2021 organized by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM is the largest public university in Mexico and one of the largest universities in Latin America). The Climathon seeks innovative and socially impactful solutions to climate change issues to strengthen a sustainable and resilient Mexico. This call invites collaborative work between young people and experts, activists, community organizations, NGOs, and academics.
Natacha Poggio Inteview with Diseño y Diáspora
Natacha Poggio was interviewed by Diseño y Diáspora, the most popular podcast on social design for the Spanish and Portuguese speaking community with 10,000+ listeners per month. Natacha is a graphic design assistant professor at the University of Houston-Downtown. In the interview, she spoke about how design is used to communicate scientific results on climate change, and the importance of today’s medical discoveries dependent on a healthy planet, therefore the urgency to protect marine and land ecosystems. Diseño y Diáspora publishes interviews with selected professionals working in the field of design, mostly in the area of social innovation but also covering the contribution of design to education, development, health, sustainability, security, and public administration. This podcast connects designers in the Spanish and Portuguese diaspora interested in social change, while speaking and understanding the same languages, yet living in different parts of the world. Listen to the podcast (this podcast is in Spanish)
AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships
Natacha Poggio was invited as a Juror for the prestigious
AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships (Graphic Design Category) for college and graduate students in the Arts. These scholarships benefit underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students who are studying photography, illustration, and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarships are awarded annually to encourage social and environmental responsibility and cultural awareness in the next generation of artists and designers. Scholarship recipients are selected not only for their talent and their need but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work.