Storefront IS Dominican Republic

June 25 – June 30, 2013


Storefront International Series: Dominican Republic (Storefront IS DR), organized in collaboration with Laboratorio Dominicano de Arquitectura (LAD), was a six-day series of events which took place in contested sites across the country while addressing the most pressing issues in the construction of public life in the region. Local experts, in conversation with global experts from different fields, presented and discussed their ideas and observations on various sites throughout country in order to articulate some of the most relevant questions of the cultural and physical landscapes in the Dominican Republic today. Going beyond social, disciplinary or ideological boundaries, Storefront IS DR aimed to break established lines of division to produce spaces of collective thought, reflection and ultimately, action.  


Global and local Experts for the Storefront International Series Dominican Republic included Marcelo Alburquerque,  Frank Baez, Aleshiang Ben, Tony Capellan, Christy Cheng, Elvin Díaz, Mauricia Dominguez, Rezo Fwontalye Fanm Atizan, Eva Franch, Rubén Hernández Fontana, Grupo Bonyé, Chileng Ho, El Hombrecito, Sachi Hoshikawa, Jeffrey Inaba, Andrés Jaque, Jake Kheel, Bichara Khoury, Dominic Leong, Chris Leong, Alex Martínez Suárez, Jordi Masalles, David Meyreles, Ayacx Mercedes, Lourdes Meyreles, Robert Mena, Gamal Michelen,   Carlos Miranda Levy, A riosto Montisano, Gustavo More, Juan Mubarak, Mite Nishio, Carmen Ortega, Natalia Ortega, Jorge Pineda, Ramon Peguero, Shaney Peña Gomez, Omar Rancier, Emil Rodríguez Garabot, Angel Rosario, Juan Rufino Castillo, Constantinos Saliaris, Maurice Sanchez, Shohei Shigematsu, Harry Troncoso, Michele Valdez, Gustavo Valdez, Melisa Vargas, among many others.  



Definitions Series: PROGRESS

June 25, 2013, 10am

Punta Cana

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June 25, 2013, 5pm

Ecological Reserve of Punta Cana

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Total Enthusiasm Series: IDENTITY

June 26, 2013, 10am

La Romana

Altos de Chavón

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Reading Images Series: INNOVATION

June 26, 2013, 5pm

San Pedro de Macoris

Pinewood Indomina Studios

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Productive Disagreement Series: INFRASTRUCTURE

June 27, 2013, 10am


Estación Ecológica Las Malvinas

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June 27, 2013, 6pm

Boca Chica

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Interrogation Series: GEOPOLITICAL BORDERS

June 28, 2013, 2pm

Haiti-DR Border

Dajabón -Market plaza- ia

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Manifesto Series: BRAVE NEW NOW

June 29, 2013, 7pm

Santo Domingo

La Alpargatería

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Cabaret Series: RHYTHM & RUINS

June 30, 2013, 4pm

Santo Domingo

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

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Storefront IS Dominican Republic was presented in partnership with LABORATORIO DE ARQUITECTURA DOMINICANA (LAD).


Local Support team

Irina Angulo

Rubén Hernández Fontana, 

Sachi Hoshikawa

Emil Rodríguez Garabot

Ricardo Valdez


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