Inspirator @Future-ready Skills Day, 29 Oct: Session Four

President of Cumulus; Vice Provost for Global Strategic Initiatives; Associate Professor of Strategic Design and Management at Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York.

Mariana Amatullo was elected President of Cumulus in June 2019 after serving two consecutive terms of service as a Cumulus board member starting in 2013. Mariana is Vice Provost for Global Strategic Initiatives and Associate Professor of Strategic Design and Management at Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York. Prior to joining The New School, she co-founded and led the award-winning social innovation department, Designmatters at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California. Mariana brings two decades of expertise managing a portfolio of international and national educational projects, research initiatives and publications at the intersection of design, design management and social innovation; her research focuses on the value of design in organizational transformation. Mariana lectures internationally about design and social innovation and serves on a variety of executive and advisory boards in design and the arts. She is the recipient of the inaugural 2012 DELL Social Innovation Award for Outstanding Social Innovation Education; a Salzburg Global Fellow, a Fellow with the Royal Society of the Arts and a Scholar-in-Residence at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. Mariana is the lead editor of LEAP Dialogues: Career Pathways in Design for Social Innovation (DAP, 2016); her upcoming publication is a global survey of the social innovation field and entitled Design for Social Innovation: Case Studies from Around the World (co-edited with Bryan Boyer, Jennifer May and Andrew Shea, Routledge, 2021). Mariana holds a Ph.D. in Management (Designing Sustainable Systems) from Case Western Reserve University; 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, where she also studied Art History at L’Ecole du Louvre. A native of Argentina and the child of a diplomat, Mariana grew up around the world.