Cultural and Humanitarian Agents
Diego Fernandez, Secretary for Social and Urban Integration, Buenos Aires

What is a Slum? Welcome to #31, Buenos Aires

About the Speaker

Diego Fernández oversees one of the most ambitious and visionary projects in the history of Buenos Aires - integrating the "shantytown" of Villa 31 into the fabric of Argentina's capital by expanding educational infrastructure and bringing running water, a sewage system, and electricity to its 40,000 residents. Previously, Fernández was the Chief of Staff of the Buenos Aires Ministry of Education. In 2009 he also co-created G25, a non-profit organization that seeks to bridge the public and private sectors and foster public engagement. This seminar will explore the aspirations of the Villa 31 project and consider the role of creative and architectural interventions as part of transformative urbanization.

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In collaboration with DRCLAS (David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies).

Free and open to the public.

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