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Ana Maria is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the INECIS project in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Geospatial Information Management (PGM) at ITC.  The INECIS is an NWO funded project (2019-2022) which investigates the informal economies and creative industry strategies relationships, their governance arrangements, and the socio-spatial dynamics derived from such interactions in urban kampongs in Bandung, Indonesia.

Her prior professional and academic experience on various projects related to the exploration of participatory and socio-spatial approaches, and most recently mobile geospatial technologies, to work together with underrepresented communities and other institutional and civic actors in local, urban and regional planning projects. In these projects, she worked together with several communities in Colombia and Germany and with civic collectives in Spain, as well as with diverse institutions such as universities, schools, local governments, UN agencies, architecture studios, and NGOs. In 2018, she obtained her PhD in Geoinformatics from the Institute for Geoinformatics at the University of Münster in Germany. Her PhD was done as part of the ITN- Marie Skłodowska-Curie project “GEO-C” which aimed to investigate and develop strategies and tools for enabling Open Smart Cities. Her topic of research was on the exploration and adaptation of participatory design approaches to ideate digital (geospatial) services with forcibly displaced population to support their (re)settlement in their host city.

Her current research interests are related to the exploration and development of community-oriented participatory strategies and (geospatial) technologies to understand and improve the cities processes related to the promotion of inclusive planning and design of the urban environments. Her more current research approximations on this regard are closely related to the topics of informal economies, as well as migration.



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Human computer interaction Engineering & Materials Science
resettlement Social Sciences
migrant Social Sciences
asylum seeker Social Sciences
refugee Social Sciences
social worker Social Sciences
urban area Social Sciences
Communication Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2018 2019

  • 3 Article
  • 2 Conference contribution

Refugees & HCI SIG: Situating HCI Within Humanitarian Research

Talhouk, R., Aal, K., Weibert, A., Krüger, M., Wulf, V., Fisher, K., Tachtler, F., Shahid, S., Ahmed, S. I. & Bustamante Duarte, A. M., 2 May 2019, CHI EA 2019 - Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Glasgow: ACM Press, p. 1-4 4 p. SIG14. (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Human computer interaction

What is participation? emerging challenges for participatory design in globalized conditions

Krüger, M., Bustamante Duarte, A. M., Weibert, A., Aal, K., Talhouk, R. & Metatla, O., May 2019, In : Interactions (ACM). 26, 3, p. 50-54 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlePopular

Exploring Forced Migrants (Re)settlement & the Role of Digital Services

Bustamante Duarte, A. M., Degbelo, A. & Kray, C., Jun 2018, Proceedings of 16th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work - Exploratory Papers. 1 ed. Nancy: European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies, Vol. 2. p. 1-21 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

asylum seeker
social worker
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HCI and refugees: experiences and reflections

Talhouk, R., Bustamante Duarte, A. M., Aal, K., Weibert, A., Charitonos, K. & Vlachokyriakos, V., Jul 2018, In : Interactions. 25, 4, p. 46-51 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Open Access

Participatory Design and Participatory Research: An HCI Case Study with Young Forced Migrants

Bustamante Duarte, A. M., Brendel, N., Degbelo, A. & Kray, C., 6 Feb 2018, In : ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction. 25, 1, p. 1-39 39 p., 3.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Human computer interaction

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Organising a conference, workshop, ...

9th International Conference on Communities & Technologies - Transforming Communities 2019

Max Krüger (Participant), Konstantin Aal (Participant), Volker Wulf (Participant), Franziska Tachtler (Participant), Reem Talhouk (Participant), A.M. Bustamante Duarte (Participant), Karen Fisher (Participant), Eiad Yafi (Participant), Koula Charitonos (Participant)
3 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...