Mariana Amatullo

Mariana Amatullo is the Co-founder, VP and Director of the college-wide initiative Designmatters at the Art Center College of Design, based in Pasadena California. Through her leadership, the Art Center is the first design institution to be affiliated as a non-governmental organization with several United Nations agencies, NGOs and development organizations. The award-winning and tangible outcomes of the Designmatters portfolio unite educational objectives with advocacy and social innovation outcomes that are disseminated globally by Designmatters partners. Amatullo lectures and publishes internationally about experiential design curricula and tools to incubate social impact projects beyond the classroom/studio walls. Mariana was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina; she holds an M.A. in Art History and Museum Studies from the University of Southern California and a Licence en Lettres Degree from the Sorbonne University, Paris.