"[Our guide] was an excellent tour guide. He was able to switch between Argentinian history, politics, and architecture seamlessly. We felt like we saw a ton of buildings inside the tour. I really enjoyed the small size, so that we could maneuver around the city quickly."
Buenos Aires City Tour - Wealth and Prestige
Recoleta & Retiro Neighborhoods
Laura is an Argentinian-born photographer and art historian. In 2010, she moved to France to study contemporary art and photography at Université Paris 8 and work at the Carnavalet Museum. Back in Argentina, she currently conducts research for a project about the history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century photography in South America. Additionally, Laura has worked for the educational department of several museums, including the Colección de arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat, Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Museo Eduardo Sívori, and the Museum of Latin-American Art of Buenos Aires. In 2014 she was selected to participate in the Critics and Curator’s Program for contemporary art at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.
A Buenos Aires native, Santiago studied architecture at the Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, where he also taught for six years. His passion for drawing lead him first to became a comic strip artist and later a street artist. He has painted walls all over South America, Mexico and also in Europe. His “signature” is a flying pig, which can be found all over Buenos Aires. He grew fond of these friendly animals while working on his family´s farm, which is located 200 km away from the city, in what used to be a small Irish colony known locally as Arroyo de Luna. This variety of activities give him a unique perspective on the city and its history that he looks forward to sharing with visitors on Context tours.
Juan Cruz is a lecturer in History of Design at the School of Architecture, Design and Urbanism of the national Universidad de Buenos Aires. He is also a researcher, currently involved in a project about the models of beauty in Buenos Aires in the period 1800 - 1830. Juan Cruz has a degree in music and plays violin in a symphonic orchestra as well as being a part of a tango group. He has participated in a wide range of seminars and courses related to design, architecture, art history and music. In the past, he has worked in two vastly different cultural institutions: an opera house and a center of contemporary art. He has also travelled through thirty countries and considers travelling one of the most enlightening experiences and ways to learn.
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