Day 6

June 30, 2013

Santo Domingo

RHYTHM & RUINS / Cabaret Series

Las Ruinas de San Francisco [La Tocada de los Domingos]


What brings individuals together, the constitution of the commons, takes many diverse forms. Signification and memory, symbolism and tradition, music and dance are some of the spaces of cultural and visceral togetherness that constitute public life. What are the contemporary forms of collectivity? How are we able to learn from past spaces and move into the future?


This event was free and open to the public.


Participating Experts

Frank Báez (El Hombrecito)

Grupo Bonyé (music band)

Elvin Díaz (local architect)

Chileng Ho (local architect)

Andrés Jaque (NY architect)

Jordi Masalles (local architect)

Constantinos Saliaris (local architect)

Presented by Eva Franch i Gilabert (NY/BCN curator and architect)


Cabaret Series develops modes of expression that engage with contemporary discourses, the audience and the social, political and physical space of the event in a playful, sexy and humorous manner. The events produce new modes of communication between speakers, performers and spectators through provocation, seduction and immediacy.

About Storefront International Series

Storefront International Series (Storefront IS) is a nomadic project that takes the Storefront Series to different cities and territories around the globe. Establishing a transversal format of inquiry, Storefront International Series works with local individuals and institutions to identify relevant topics and address the most pressing challenges by providing alternative frameworks of discussion. With a mix of local and global experts from the fields of art, architecture, literature, politics, real state, anthropology, economics, technology and science and citizens at large, the Storefront International Series aims to articulate local desires within global understandings. 


Benefactor Sponsor


Lead sponsorship of Storefront IS is provided by Vectorworks.




About Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. 
Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nemetschek Group and has been developing software since 1985. The Vectorworks line of software products provides professional design solutions for more than 450,000 designers in the AEC, entertainment and landscape design industries. With a tradition of designing flexible, versatile, intuitive and affordable CAD and BIM solutions, NemetschekVectorworks continues to be a global leader in 3D design technologies. For more information, visit .



Storefront IS Dominican Republic Sponsors

Support for the Storefront IS DR was provided by BME Eventos, CBS Developments, Estudio Caribe, LAD, La Alpargatería, Miliú, Parada 77, Pinewood Indomina Studios,  Agua Planeta Azul,  and   UNPHU (Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña). 




For information on sponsorship of Storefront IS, please contact Kara Meyer, Director of External Relations at