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Ahoi there!

I’m Victoria Palacin, a grad student at LUT University and visiting scholar at the MIT Media Lab. 

My work has focused on co-creating technologies and physical data experiences with and for communities. I’m interested on how technology can be used to 1) amplify people’s agency and voices in the development of their cities and 2) improve the balance of powers in society. 

In my doctoral thesis I explore the underlying motives of civic engagement in participatory mapping. More. (I’m expected to graduate in Dec 2020).

I’m an active volunteer in multiple organizations that promote education and equality. I have been the president for the Latin-American Chapter of the Erasmus Mundus Association during 2016-2018. Also, have been recognized as Peru’s outstanding IEEE volunteer in 2011 for my work promoting research undergraduate programmes. In addition, I have been the a national student representative and Vice-President of the Peruvian Association of Computing and Innovation (APECIT).

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