Lydia Carey is a freelance writer and translator based out of her adoptive hometown, Mexico City. In 2010 she left a life of political science and NGOs for one of tacos, tianguis and Mexican craft beer and has never looked back. In 2016 she published “Mexico City Streets: La Roma,” a visiting and living guide to one of the city's most eclectic neighborhoods, Colonia Roma. Her work has been published in close to 100 national and international publications and she blogs about her favorite place at www.MexicoCityStreets.com.
Born and raised in Mexico City, Ignacio is an architect with special interest in the urban theme and a keen focus on Mexican history. He studied landscape architecture at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, and graduated in architecture at the “Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey”. His interest in cities, has led him to visit countries in Europe, Asia, South America and North America, but after all, Mexico City keep being his passion. Full of colors, flavors, friends and tradition, Mexico City is the place where Ignacio can find the freshness of a contemporary city and the warmness of its ancient hometown.
Julio Pastor is a proud pedestrian of Mexico City. He was born and raised in this city, and it was here too, that he completed a BA in fine arts at UNAM. In 2008 he moved to the Netherlands where he completed his MFA, and specialized in urban landscape. After seven years he returned to Mexico and turned the focus of his art production into the city that he roams every day. His art production is thoroughly inspired on what he encounters during his everyday walks, but also by a great deal of reading on topics related to architecture and urbanism. When not working at his art practice, Julio can be found teaching undergraduate courses in the architecture department at the Universidad Iberoamericana, or enjoying the city with his wife and two children.