Silvana Juri

Silvana Juri

PhD in Transition Design

sjuri@andrew.cmu.edu

Silvana Juri is a Uruguayan designer with a background of over 10 years as a visual communications professional doing commercial and community-arts related work. As a designer/artist, she conducts projects and research-through-practice while exploring the intersections between food, design and sustainability and its potential for societal change. 

She holds a BA in Visual Arts (University of the Republic, Uruguay) and an MA in Sustainable Design (University of Brighton, UK), as a Chevening Scholar. Her master's thesis received the Environmental Award from the University of Brighton (2016). She has also gained teaching experience as a visual communication design lecturer and at an interdisciplinary community-based program in Uruguay.

Since 2016, Silvana has been developing Comestible, a bilingual platform to support the dissemination of information and the promotion of discussions under which she frames a variety of personal and collective projects. Her research interests focus on how to leverage design to redirect our current nutritional transition, mostly by transforming our food cultures through creativity and collaboration as a way of enabling sustainable food futures.  

Silvana is engaged with a variety of Uruguayan and international collectives and networks and is a member of the South American Institute for Resilience and Sustainability Studies (SARAS).