CULTURE OF CONGESTION is a project that aims to expose how cities have become the ever-changing-landscape, a laboratory for the metropolitan way of living. This constant mutation in the Metropolitan culture may be perceived, as Rem Koolhaas describes it, as “a collection of architectural states, all potentially at war with each other.”1 Covid-19 has tilted the conversation and presents a certain urgency to debate the future of cities: an ecological and global crisis placing architecture at the core of the issue. The project offers a statement of how “Culture of Congestion” has shaped cities to become “cities within cities”.1 The series of photomontages becomes a visual manifesto, a narrative that tries to interpret the “otherwise incomprehensible Metropolis.”1 To question the role of architecture and open the dialogue to new ways of thinking urbanism. 1 Koolhaas, Rem. Delirious New York: a Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan. 1987.
Project: Giving a face to the faceless (Darle rostro a los sin rostro) , Buenos Aires Argentina 2020
The project “Darle rostro a los sin rostro” (Giving a face to the faceless) addresses the socioeconomic and political issues surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In a city of over fourteen million people, there are three key problems that have been challenging over the last three months: The undergoing strict lockdown that began on March 20th, the economic halt, and the lack of face masks in hospitals. The series aims to give a face to those who are fighting the Coronavirus pandemic: Jobless workers reinvented themselves sewing face masks for unprotected health care workers at hospitals. The project intervenes some of the most emblematic buildings and monuments by papering the city with the faces of these silent fighters. The viewer through social media, is a witness of a parallel reality and is invited to engage with these images and question if they are real or fictional.
Project: B.O.H II [Back of House] Buenos Aires, Argentina 2019
[Back Of the House] explores the behind the scenes of professions that hide beauty in the details of the trade. In this case, a Surgeon and a Chef face their jobs on a daily basis with similar working behaviors and possess more things in common than one would think.
Project: B.O.H I [Back of House] Buenos Aires, Argentina 2019
Behind every restaurant there is a kitchen. Behind every kitchen there is a staff. Behind the staff there is a family. The gastronomical world is known for enduring exhausting and intense work circumstances. I set out to capture the social bonding people develop in order to carry out these demanding schedules. To explore the working hours as well as the 'afterhours'.