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.
Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Juan studied architecture at the Universidad de Buenos Aires during the social and economic crisis of 2001, a critical moment that led to his interest in Argentine history. Currently he teaches at the same university and also works as a consultant in different offices of the federal government for cultural and historic heritage. Juan has an active research life as the coordinator of an inventory of over 4,000 pieces of architecture that was planned in honor of the Argentine Bicentennial (1810-2010), and as a preservation activist, he is especially interested in the symbolic and cultural values of Buenos Aires' architecture and urban spaces.
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.
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