Born and raised in Mexico City, Julio Pastor is a proud pedestrian of his native city. He completed a BA in Fine Arts at UNAM. In 2008, he moved to the Netherlands where he completed his MFA, specializing in the Urban Landscape. After seven years, he returned to Mexico and turned the focus of his art production to 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 drawing courses in the architecture department at the Universidad Iberoamericana, or enjoying the city with his wife and two children.
Diego is a Mexican architect born in Mexico City. He studied in Universidad Iberoamericana and spent a year studying abroad in the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid where he learnt about History of Architecture and Bioclimatics. As his professional internship, he participated in the construction of Mexico City’s highest skyscraper, Torre Reforma, as well as in the development and design of new areas in Bosque de Chapultepec. Currently, he divides his time between his work as a Context docent and as a member of one of the country’s top architectural design firms. Diego is known to be an avid city explorer. He is street smart with a great knowledge of the different areas in town. He has a great passion for culture, history, art, architecture and food and he would be willing to answer your questions and enhance your time visiting Mexico City.
Gustavo spends more hours and days per week in the historic center than in any other place, either taking photos, planning and producing cultural activities or just walking around, searching for the best place to relax and have a drink. With an academic formation in the Arts (BFA and MFA, UNAM) he has been able to develop a creative and particular approach to the city. In addition, his passions include music, food and drink and are creative outlets for alternative research and experimentation. Gustavo plays frequently as a DJ in various venues all over Mexico City, and as a food & drink lover, he is currently involved in the creation of his own locally crafted gin brand.