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June 9, 2016

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Have you ever heard about Jane Jacobs? I recently learned that her efforts as an activist were key in saving Washington Square Park and surrounding areas from being overtaken by the proposed Lower Manhattan Expressway. 2016 marks her 100th...

April 4, 2016

I went back and forth with my thesis theme, but finally I had found it. Most importantly I found my teammates Andrea and Karina! We are teaming up to study sea level rise and its effects in communities in Miami. The result will be an intervention that will help th...

March 14, 2016

I submitted the following essay as part of my application for Boston's New Urban Mechanics Summer Internship. I mentioned this idea to a friend andshethought this could be a neatintervention for thesis.

A couple of months ago I saw three young and sweaty guys ask NYC su...

February 15, 2016

Localista,shown above, is the first store dedicated to showcase and sell products designed by Puerto Ricans.

 

I recently spoke to Vladimir García. He is the director of the Industrial Design department at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico. 

 

Why did I ch...

February 14, 2016

I was riding the subway on my way to school when a middle age man came into the car. He was trying to make a few bucks by selling a set of 10 nail files and other groming tools.

 

-"Fifty cents each. High quality. They are made in Puerto Rico... my bad, th...

February 14, 2016

 

Cornelius, North Carolina was the last place I called home. I was lucky to live by the shore of one of the biggest lakes in the state, Lake Norman. In Puerto Rico, my childhood's home is only half an hour away to the closest beach. Naturally being in such proximity to...

February 8, 2016

Science fiction is not my preferred type of reading. But when asked what book and movie I wouldtake with me on a one way trip to space,Ray Bradbury's The Illustrated Man came to mind first.

Theillustrated mangottattooedby the wrong person. To his regret, the images on h...

February 2, 2016

“Thank you to all the straight white guys who dominated movies and TV so hard and for so long that stories about anyone else seem kind of fresh and original now.”

 

Alan Yang, Master of None co-creator

 

 

As a Puerto Rican living in the United States I gravitate toward the...

January 18, 2016

I just started the second semester of the Design for Social Innovation master's program at the School of Visual Arts. That means thesis mode is ON and identifying the topic that I want to dedicate my mind, body, and soul to for the next year and a half (or more) is due...

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