President, Encuentros 2015
Manuel is industrial designer and cultural manager. He studied Design and Public Space at the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands. He works in the development of cultural, architectural and design projects through his two companies, Trekken Design Studio and Toledotaegui. His work has been exhibited and published in several countries.
Manuel was born in Santiago de Chile, lived most of his life in the region of Valparaíso, and settled down in Rotterdam in 2007. His leadership in the team Encounters 2015 fits into a more general interest to explore and deepen Chilean-Dutch interactions in the areas of culture and creative industries.