The 5th Edition of LINK 2023 International Conference of Practice-led Research and Global South embraces the theme of Latin American Diaspora in Aotearoa New Zealand. In an increasingly interconnected world shaped by globalization and technological advances, LINK 2023 delve into the intricate relationship between the Latin American diaspora that has found a home in Aotearoa and their practices. In doing so, it challenges established norms and boundaries of design, creativity, language, and diasporic knowledge. Continuing in the footsteps of previous editions, this year's conference advocates for novel modes of engagement between design and the Global South arena. In drawing inspiration from the creative practices and methodologies within the Global South, the conference is interested in the role of creative expression in generating knowledge within design processes. These approaches from South redefine the dynamics between researchers, practitioners, and practice, empowering practitioners to assume control over research data and methodologies. LINK 2023 celebrates these paradigm shifts. It responds to the call for the decolonisation of research within higher education institutions and the critical reappraisal of research methodologies through practice as a form of inquiry. It places emphasis on the interconnectedness that spans physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual dimensions between people and the environments they inhabit.