Alfredo
Ramírez
Raymond




Soy un diseñador ecuatoriano interesado en entornos de investigación no convencionales y facilitar espacios de creación lúdica. Busco con mi práctica generar alegrías inesperadas que unen públicos improbables, estar abierto a lo nuevo y lo extraño para cambiarlo todo. Compartir radicalmente con todos los que estamos enraizados a la Tierra.

I’m a designer from Ecuador interested in unconventional research environments, design as learning and playful making. I seek with my practice to generate unexpected joys that unite unlikely audiences, to be open to the new and the strange as to change everything. Sharing radically with every critter on planet Earth.


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Cartografía Social de Contextos Socioeducativos Adversos


Esta investigación tuvo como objetivo retratar, a través de una cartografía social, los sentidos y significaciones de la educación en la historia familiar de tres estudiantes de una escuela regentada por una ONG de Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Este proyecto de investigación pasó a formar parte de una publicación más amplia sobre contextos socio-educativos y cartografías social en colaboración con Claudia Patricia Uribe, jefa del Departamento de Investigación de la Universidad Casa Grande (Guayaquil, Ecuador) y Diana Donoso-Figueiredo, profesora e investigadora de la misma universidad. Se puede encontrar aquí:

http://www.scielo.org.co/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S2145-03662017000200074

La tesis original se puede leer aquí en Español. A continuación podrán encontrar un resumen en inglés.
This research aimed to identify the implications of education present in the family history of three students from an NGO school located in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

This research project became part of a wider publication on Social Mapping in collaboration with Claudia Patricia Uribe, head of the Research Department at Universidad Casa Grande (Guayaquil, Ecuador) and Diana Donoso-Figueiredo, professor and researcher at the same university. It can be found here: http://www.scielo.org.co/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S2145-03662017000200074

The original thesis can be read here in Spanish. Below you can find a summary in English.



Each of the social maps highlights the defining moments in the family life of one of the three students. They show chronologically the motivation or cause of moving to a different place or switching schools as well as the institutions or support networks that influenced on their decisions.




1. Urban abandonment, the lack of attention or guarantees from public institutions motivated families to move to an institution that, somehow, does.
2. All the families needed some social capital o support network in order to access education in the NGO school.The absence of public services and/or social assistance or even a social capital can be interpreted as a negation of civil freedoms and thus a reduction in the capacity of social and political participation of the family (Sen, 2000; Wacquant, 2014).
3. Moving to an institution that is located away from their own territorial context meant the constitution of a new territory based in the senses and significations created from it.