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 has a university degree in design, and is completing another one in music. He has traveled through four continents and speaks as many languages. Currently, he teaches at the National University of Buenos Aires, and plays violin in the local youth symphonic orchestra. Juan has participated in research projects about the history of the first half of the XIX century in Argentina and I has worked in two vastly different cultural institutions: the Colón opera house and a center of contemporary art. Juan's diverse experiences has given him the possibility of understanding both the urban evolution of the city and the idiosyncrasies of the nation, as well as its models of behavior and beauty, its expectations and its fears.
Andrea is a typical porteño, native of Buenos Aires, mixed with the influence of Jewish immigrants and tango. 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. Her passion is discovering new curiosities about her vibrant home of Buenos Aires City. She looks forward to sharing this city and her passion with Context clients, together exploring and sharing stories.
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