Most people think they are more creative in the morning. Well, this morning Tijuana tested the theory with its second “Creative Mornings” event. At 8 AM at the offices of the advertising agency Fotográfika in downtown Tijuana, the creative community of the city gathered for gourmet coffee, delicious fresh breads, […]
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Another key space in Tijuana’s cultural revival is opening this weekend. Tijuana’s Plaza Revolución will celebrate its grand opening on Sunday, July 15. Plaza Revolución represents the third new cultural pasaje opened in the past two years as part of the revival of the historic Tijuana downtown. Like Pasaje Rodriguez, […]
Remnants of the old Tijuana are easily neglected. The “old” pales in comparison to the tasteful glass and steel palette of Citibank-Banamex and the stately rows of palms along Paseo de los Heroes. The up-scale fascinates and demands our attention. Yet I’ve noticed that huge, garbage-strewn empty lots are also […]
In Tijuana, urban art is everywhere, and artists find their most important contributions lie in the way their work can reactivate spaces that lie far beyond the official “front stage” of tidy commerce in the city. As the urban theorist Michel de Certeau argued in The Practice of Everyday Life, […]
So, I’m painting both inside and outside my house in TJ. And the low price of paint and supplies here, plus the gracious assistance from my friends Chilo and Ernesto, have made it possible to do major work on landscaping and interior decorating–on a budget. But the untold story of […]