Day 1

June 25, 2013

Punta Cana



Ecological Reserve of Punta Cana


The relationship between development and nature has been historically seen as mutually exclusive. In the Dominican Republic the need and vision to articulate and intertwine both is a constant project that has found many successful forms.  What are the lessons to be learned and what new spaces might appear from such interaction?


This event was free and open to the public.

Participating Experts

Christy Cheng (NY architect)

Antonio Imbert (local architect)

Jake Kheel (ecologist)

Dominic Leong & Chris Leong (NY architects)

Ramón Peguero (local tourism representative)

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


Walking Series is a an event in transition that invites a series of individuals familiar and foreign to the explored territory to lead a walking exercise through the streets or paths of a certain city or territory. Borrowing from guided tours and derives, the Walking Series aims to unveil latent realities by real experience.



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