Rodrigo Bautista

Design and Innovation Lead at Forum for the Future

  • Facilitator


Rodrigo Bautista is an award-winning designer from ICSID and AIGA and founder of 21st Century Design and Engage by Design. He is Principal at Forum for the Future and advisor for the sustainability startup Made of Air. His work has covered different sectors, including urban and mobility issues, technology for impact, sustainable materials, education and entrepreneurial ecosystems. Rodrigo has worked with and for Dell, Sony, Urban X, BMW, Ecover, Rockefeller Foundation, Mayor Office of NYC, Nesta, NYCEDC, Novelis, Plan C, Fab Lab Network, America Movil, Leo Burnett, Pearson, Royal College of Arts and MIT. His interests led him to become a mentor for the NUMA NYC accelerator and AIGA NYC young promises. He uses strategic design to collaborate, using futures and systems tools to develop strategic change interventions.

At the School of System Change

Rodrigo is a facilitator of School courses in the Americas, and brings a particular focus on future, systemic collaboration and decolonizing design.

"I love working with the School community - a group of people that are always learning and curious, that work in pressing challenges for leaving this spaceship a bit better than when we arrived."
Rodrigo Bautista

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