Juan Pablo García Sossa

About

Hi,

I'm Juan Pablo García Sossa.




I come from Bogotá
and live in Berlin.




I'm an Interaction Designer and New Media Artist. I explore and redefine how High & Low Tech dynamics construct cultures in everyday life. Thus, my main inspiration comes from the implications and opportunities that emerge from the collision between New Technologies and Popular Culture. Based on people’s stories, I analyze potential and possible futures, models and speculative systems that I then transform into narrative experiences of interaction. I studied Design at Universidad de Los Andes Bogotá and Visual Communication at the University of The Arts UdK Berlin.
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That's Juan Pablo García Sossa

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS UDK BERLIN
M.A. Visual Communication | New Media. Berlin 2015-2017.
M.A. Project with Joachim Sauter | Alberto de Campo | Alexander Müller-Rakow
Digital Class | Joachim Sauter
Class Ai Weiwei
UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS UDK BERLIN
B.A. Visual Communication
B.A. Project with Joachim Sauter | David Skopec | Alexander Müller-Rakow
5 Semester Visual Communication Student. Berlin 2013-2015.
UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES
5 Semester Design Student. Bogota 2010-2012.
GROTEFEND GYMNASIUM
Exchange Student 12. Class. Hannoversch Münden, Germany 2009-2010.
GIMNASIO LA MONTAÑA .School
Bachiller Académico. Bilingual School (english/spanish). Bogota 2009.

CAREER

FELD | Studio for Digital Crafts
Student Worker
Berlin 2015 - 2017.
DESIGN RESEARCH LAB BERLIN
Student Worker for Skintimacy, Neighborhood Labs, Closer, and NurMut Projects.
Berlin 2013 - 2016.
WIRING CHALLENGES
Team Member and Workshop Instructor
Since 2012 -.
UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES
Tutor for the Interactive Media Design course from Hernando Barragán.
Bogotá 2012 - 2013.
UNIVERSAL MUSIC COLOMBIA S.A.
Benchmarking Reports for Digital Bussinnes - Universal Mobile.
Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela.
2007–2008.

EXHIBITIONS, MENTIONS & WORKSHOPS

FAST COMPANY’S INNOVATION BY DESIGN AWARD FINALIST
The TOUCH Technology | Finalist at the Student Category - 2015
GERMAN MULTIMEDIA PRICE MB21
The TOUCH Technology | Winner at the Media Art Category - 2015

STANDARD INTERNATIONAL #4 SPATIAL CLEARINGS
Me, Myself and The Otherself (Installation) - Berlin 2017
Omnium Gatherum of Journeys | Class Ai Weiwei Exhibition & Publication
Me, Myself and The Otherself (Installation + Research Publication) - Berlin 2017
ARTTEC FESTIVAL - Festival for Arts and Technology
Shades of Rose (Installation) - Bogotá 2017
EXTENSIONS OF PERCEPTION - Transmediale Vorspiel
Shades of Rose (Installation) - Berlin 2017
APPLIED FUTURE
Grids & Lines - Berlin 2015.
ARTTEC FESTIVAL - Festival for Arts and Technology
The TOUCH Technology (Interactive Installation) - Bogotá 2015
DEUTSCHE WELLE - Arts.21 The Cultural Magazine
The TOUCH Technology (Interview) - 2014
MUTATIS MUTANDIS - International Exhibition | Posters about Technology
Vía Libre (Poster) - Bogotá 2013.
La Tecnología Touch (Poster) - Bogotá 2013.
ANDANDO - BEST OF UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES DESIGN
LaGuía (An Alternative Guide for Bogotá) - Bogotá 2012.
The Runaways (Film Poster) - Bogotá 2012.
Talento de Impresión (Interactive Music Device for Salsa) - Bogotá 2012.
Deportivo Peatones Vs. Obreros FC (Civic Game on the Streets of Bogotá) - Bogotá 2011.

PECHA KUCHA CAMPUS - Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften
Tropical Virus | A Toolbox For Disruption (Talk) - Berlin 2016
DGTF TAGUNG | Reassembling Relationships: People, Systems, Things
Little Scapes Workshop for the German Society for Design Theory and Research.
University of Applied Sciences Potsdam - Potsdam 2015.
DESIGN & EMOTION | The Colors of Care
Skintimacy - Touch as Digital Interface Workshop for the 9. Design & Emotion Conference
Universidad de los Andes & Universidad ICESI - Bogotá & Cali 2014.
DGTF TAGUNG | Die Politik der Maker
Skintimacy - Touch as Digital Interface Workshop for the German Society for Design Theory and Research.
HFBK Hamburg - Hamburg 2013.