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Efraín Foglia

Efraín Foglia is a designer in digital interactions, a researcher and a teacher. Since 2006 he has participated in numerous projects related to Art and Design in the fields of interactive media, news design, publicity, videogames, among others.

Nowadays he researches the relationships between art and design as creative practices, the development of social networks and its social and political implications. 

Foglia is a member of guifi.net, the biggest self-managed telecommunications network in the world and a promoter of the open networks in Spain, Mexico, Brazil and in the United Kingdom, where he is designing, along with CreativeCoop, a telematic network that seeks to contribute to the social improvement  of the Welsh town of Merthyr Tydfil Valley.

He holds a Doctor of fine arts degree from the University of Barcelona, a specialization in New Media Art from the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and a Bachelors degree in Design from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana of Mexico city. In 2014 he began a postdoctoral research at the University Estatal   of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

In 2011 he founded Mobilitylab, a platform for the design of physical and digital interactions. He is a professor of experimental design at the University of Barcelona and a professor of digital art and computer graphics at the University of Vic.

His designs have been awarded in such important places like the Society for News Design SND, the International Creators Organization of Japan, and the Bienal Internacional del Cartel en México.

Born in México city, Efraín lives in Barcelona since 2003.  


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