Buenos Aires History Tour - The Land of Promise
New World Struggles and Creativity
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.
Andrea is native of Buenos Aires born at a tango and historical immigration area. In her former profession, she worked for almost 18 years with economics for large international companies like the US Embassy, the Interamerican Development Bank , the American Jewish Joint, the Hebrew Institute of Chile. She used to travel a lot with the idea of enjoying and discover the local culture. She traveled around Europe as a backpacker, later on to Israel, besides most of the countries in the Americas including United States, Cuba, Mexico, Uruguay, Brasil, Chile, etc and of course all around Argentina. She loves to guide, dance tango and assist to cultural activities. She belong to many communities so she always knows someone in the city ! Her passion is discovering new curiosities about her vibrant home of Buenos Aires City and love to be always updated with the economy and politics. She looks forward to sharing this city and her passion with Context clients, together exploring and sharing stories.
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