The Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente (BAFICI) is an 11 day film festival that spans 27 different venues around BA. I was exploring the Centro Cultural Recoleta area, and noticed some familiar faces on signage for BAFICI. Good ole Wallace n Grommit from Aardman Animation Studios! The British animation studio is celebrating 40 years and lucky for me, the Creative Director of Aardman, Merlin Crossingham was speaking in a free Q&A seminar!Read More
We landed in city #3: La Paz, Bolivia! But, I’ve got more to say about my beloved Buenos Aires! I saw 5 art museums, each with their own style. But, some of the best art in BA is on the streets. Just like New York City, or Venice, Cali, street art is part of the cityscape. It is encouraged and celebrated. And, I think it's beautiful.Read More
One of my goals for this Remote Year is to host 1 public speaking workshop per city. 12 cities, 12 workshops. I’m calling the series 'Communicate Like Cousteau'. (RY3 code name = Cousteau) Jacques Cousteau was a true Renaissance man. A revolutionary scientist, explorer, filmmaker, conservationist, photographer, author, etc. Cousteau was also an orator who often gave speeches about his ground-breaking work and political views. I think Cousteau would be proud of us. And, I hope we honor his name.
The Contemporary Art Museum is right next to MAMBA and it is a great complement to the Modern Museum. Minimalism is the main motif in MACBA. 'MAC' might as well stand for 'minimal and clean'. While a bit smaller than the other 3 museums we visited, the space was brilliantly curated and aesthetically on point.Read More
Another rainy weekend in Buenos Aires made for memorable art museum adventures! Lucky me, I met the most amazing mujer, mi novia nueva Fernanda, who is studying to be an art curator. She showed me 4 museums in 2 days: two in San Telmo, and two in Recoleta. (Both are awesome artsy areas of BA)Read More
We have two co-working offices in Buenos Aires, called La Maquinita Co. Both are modern, hip spaces with high ceilings. Very cool & creative environments. I highly recommend checking them out if you’re in BA!Read More
My fellow Remote Arestia Rosenberg is a Moth StorySLAM Champion! A StorySLAM is an open mic storytelling competition. Storyteller names are picked out of a hat randomly and each person has 5 mins to share a story based on the theme ‘del dia’. Arestia hosted a StorySLAM last night, and of course I wanted in.Read More
El jueves pasado, I left Spanish class and heard rhythmic protesting, and occasional kabams! (the norm in Argentina) Careful curiosity drew me near...Read More
I met the coolest Buenos Aires chica Fernanda, who invited me to a live show on Sunday with her amigos Bruno and Fernando. The show was at this garage venue El Emergente, and started super early for Buenos Aires (~6pm) because it was Sunday.
(Wait, so I guess they do follow SOME laws here?)Read More
I love tacos. (Main reason I moved to LA) Al pastor 'til I die!
Mi amigo (Jeremy) and I have a favorite taco truck in LA. I miss her sweet trompo. Córdoba does empanadas really well, but not really tacos. Before I left for Buenos Aires, Jeremy researched and found: La Fábrica Del Taco.
Turns out, it’s ~5 blocks from mi apartamento nuevo!Read More
On Remote Year, there are events ~every night. We arrived in Buenos Aires late Sunday, and on Monday, there was an open mic night called “Folk You Monday” at this cool little artsy venue. 4 of my travel mates got on the list and performed live!
Kudos to Travis, Kirsten, Tanya and Mike for stepping up and absolutely killing it!Read More