Federico Gomez is an Analyst at Structural, an agency that provides a new kind of analysis and design, and a member of a special unit attempting something new and difficult: Sequencing the designs of all sorts of infrastructures and services that make up the societal genome. He also leads the effort to further develop a pattern language for promises, fundamental to understanding and explaining why some designs fail and others succeed.
He is passionate about the use of language as a mechanism to comprehend other parties, and believes in effective communication as a key solution to most societal disagreements. To develop such an ideology, he joined international tournaments on public speaking and negotiation such as the Heart of Europe in the Czech Republic, and the Harvard World Model United Nations conference in Spain. Moreover, through his efforts in leading discussions at UNICEF and the Erasmus Student Network, he has furthered his expertise on the use of speech. Besides, experimentation led him to his 2021 art series on comprehending the onerous task that is planning, composing, and executing abstract art, through which he expanded his conception of language.
Federico holds a bachelor's degree in International and European Law from the University of Groningen and has placed emphasis throughout his studies on the area of Data Protection and Privacy within the branch of Technology Law.
'Finding the smallest possible changes'
This interactive masterclass is in the form of a simulation. The European Commission has funded an inquiry into the structural problems in European airports to avoid future meltdowns like the one at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. The inquiry is led by a design council whose members include senior service designers from industry and government, along with strategists, logisticians, lawyers, and accountants. The chairperson of the council is a savvy civil servant who understands the difficulties of attempting big changes when improving anything when several stakeholders are involved in serving entire populations. She has asked her team to study a post-mortem analysis of Schiphol case and identify the smallest possible changes that would lead to major improvements... more >
Friday, September 16, 15:00
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