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April 7, 2017

It's been six months since my partner and co-organizer of CITY OPEN Workshop, Elle Ramel and I started organizing these workshops. We are both very enthusiastic about social impact and civic projects through the lens of urban planning and urban design. Without much exp...

March 18, 2017

It's been a wonderful opportunity and experience to work in the Buena Vida Choice Neighborhood Plan in Brownsville, Texas. Borderless was invited as a consultant for Camiros Ltd. and the Housing Authority of the City of Brownsville (HACB) last September, to support the...

February 11, 2017

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) of the City of Chicago invited artists to be part of this exhibition – 50 x 50 – one artist/collaborative will represent each one of the 50 wards that integrate the political landscape of the City. The exhib...

January 29, 2017

In an effort to synthesize our work during the Public Interest Design Certificate Program in the Fall 2016, we hosted this public event to share and discuss the research and ideas that were explored. At Archeworks we are committed to enabling spaces for dialogue and re...

September 1, 2016

After the exhibition at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, I had the opportunity to kick start this research and creative platform CREATIVE GROUND at Archeworks working with students from Monterrey Tech University (Queretaro's Campus): Nidia Vázquez, Cecilia Ruiz y N...

June 17, 2016

Designing collaboration and participatory planning methods is not an easy (neither fast) task. It requires constant dialogue among the organizers, understanding of the needed elements to better inform the dynamic of the process, and strong people connections; there are...

May 20, 2016

Last year in April,  I had the great opportunity to be part of Vanguard Conference organized by Next City in Reno, NV -  it was a fantastic opportunity to meet and learn from energetic and enthusiastic young urban leaders from all around the country. The format of...

May 3, 2016

There was never a particular reason I would be attracted to visit Indianapolis -- as an urban explorer,  I have definitely NOT done my homework properly. Indianapolis has surprised in a very positive way; not only their downtown is this super civic place making great s...

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