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Daniel Rios

in El Paso, TX

Downtowning Geocaching

PRESENTED ON JUN 28, 2018
IN EL PASO @ VOL 19

Daniel Rios oversees Downtowning which is an Interactive Scavenger Hunt that enables you to discover the art, people, stories and places of El Paso´s Heart.  It is also a Collective Memoir that maps Downtown El Paso with stories written by you and me.

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Creating Revival

BY MIRIAM SINCELL
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 20, 2015

Miriam Sincell, attorney and adjunct college professor, discusses revival and the usage of art in order to create community and bring declining regions back to prosperity. 

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Building Bridges, Not Walls at the US - Mexico Border

BY WILLIAM HELM
@ VOL 134 ON MAR 18, 2016

"We hope whoever becomes president builds more bridges instead of walls [because] we are sister cities, divided only by the river."

In Building Bridges, Not Walls at the US - Mexico Border from PKN Tokyo Vol 134, PechaKucha Night El Paso City Organizers (and acclaimed architects) William Helm and Edgar Lopez describe the symbiotic relationship of the sister cities of El Paso and Juarez. The residents of the two cities activate a third space of the US/Mexico border, called "Pass of the North"  which produces a rich milieu of creativity, art and culture. In this place which was historically known as "Paso del Norte" along the Spanish road from Mexico City to Santa Fe, the two cities have come together to use the PechaKucha conversation to bridge across the border. 20 x 20 x 2 cities = building bridges not walls.

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A Story of Downtown Nashville

BY ANN ROBERTS
@ VOL 20 ON MAY 23, 2016

Ann Roberts tells us some stories of the history of Downtown Nashville.

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The Spirit of the Border seen through Collective Weddings

BY JOSE MIRALES REYES
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 17, 2017

Juarez based phtotographer Jose Mirales Reyes presents a touching photographic project in which he aims to capture the spirit of the border through portraits of couples who get married in collective weddings.

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Life as we know it: a project of Vision del Norte

BY REBECCA WILSON
IN EL PASO

Vision del Norte is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to make photography accessible to under-resourced communities along the border region in Mexico. In June, they partnered with Hoger de Niños Emmanuel, a children’s home in Juarez, putting on a workshop for some of the kids there. The presentation is about this project, including some images that the children captured. Rebecca Wilson shares.

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Violence, Gender and Identity

BY ALEJANDRA ARAGON
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 17, 2017

Visual artist, filmmaker and photographer Alejandra Aragon explores the relationship between violence, gender and identity through her work.  Based in Juarez, Mexico, Alejandra's exploration of gender through her photography begins with a series of autobiographic work before revealing the exploitation of women and victims of femicide in the border region.

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Urban Interventions on the Border

BY ANS BORDER GALLERY
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 17, 2017

Evelyn Oz presents the work of ANS Border Gallery, a group of urban artists from Ciudad Juarez making artistic interventions in the fabric of their border city.

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Futbol in the Barrio

BY SIMON CHANDLER
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 15, 2016

El Segundo Barrio (Second Ward) is one of the oldest neighborhoods in El Paso and is also known as the “other Ellis Island” because it has been the starting point for thousands of families immigrating from Mexico since the 1880’s.  As an outreach Simon Chandler’s group began the Segundo Barrio Futbol Club to give the kids of the impoverished neighborhood an organized activity to participate in.  An all volunteer staff now run five teams in the neighborhood in addition to after school programs to bring together physical activity and intellectual development.

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Crossing Boundaries

BY RYAN GANN
@ VOL 39 ON SEP 06, 2016

Ryan Gann with some observations on the US/Mexico border and suggests approaches to border civility.