dr. A.M. Bustamante Duarte (Ana)

Researcher and Research Support Officer: Ethics, Integrity, and Data Policy

About Me

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.


Human Computer Interaction
Human-Computer Interaction (Hci)
Safe Space
Participatory Design


de Castro Leal, D. , Bustamante Duarte, A. M., Krüger, M., & Strohmayer, A. (2021). Into the mine: Wicked reflections on decolonial thinking and technologies. In F. Cech, & S. Farnham (Eds.), C and T 2021 - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Communities and Technologies: Wicked Problems in the Age of Tech (pp. 269-280). ACM Press. https://doi.org/10.1145/3461564.3461578
Krüger, M., Aal, K., Wulf, V., Tachtler, F. M., Talhouk, R. , Bustamante Duarte, A. M., Fisher, K. E., Yafi, E., & Charitonos, K. (2019). Technology at/of the border: A workshop about stories and experiences. In F. Cech, & H. Tellioglu (Eds.), C&T 2019 - 9th International Conference on Communities and Technologies, Conference Proceedings (pp. 336-342). (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3328320.3328408
Talhouk, R., Aal, K., Weibert, A., Krüger, M., Wulf, V., Fisher, K., Tachtler, F., Shahid, S., Ahmed, S. I. , & Bustamante Duarte, A. M. (2019). Refugees & HCI SIG: Situating HCI Within Humanitarian Research. In CHI EA 2019 - Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1-4). [SIG14] (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). ACM Press. https://doi.org/10.1145/3290607.3311754
Krüger, M. , Bustamante Duarte, A. M., Weibert, A., Aal, K., Talhouk, R., & Metatla, O. (2019). What is participation? emerging challenges for participatory design in globalized conditions. Interactions (ACM), 26(3), 50-54. https://doi.org/10.1145/3319376
Talhouk, R. , Bustamante Duarte, A. M., Aal, K., Weibert, A., Charitonos, K., & Vlachokyriakos, V. (2018). HCI and refugees: experiences and reflections. Interactions, 25(4), 46-51. https://doi.org/10.1145/3215846
Bustamante Duarte, A. M., Brendel, N., Degbelo, A., & Kray, C. (2018). Participatory Design and Participatory Research: An HCI Case Study with Young Forced Migrants. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 25(1), 1-39. [3]. https://doi.org/10.1145/3183791
Bustamante Duarte, A. M., Degbelo, A., & Kray, C. (2018). Exploring Forced Migrants (Re)settlement & the Role of Digital Services. In Proceedings of 16th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work - Exploratory Papers (1 ed., Vol. 2, pp. 1-21). European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies.

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