Day 4

June 28, 2013

Haiti-DR Border

GEOPOLITICAL BORDERS / Interrogation Series

Dajabón -Market plaza- ia


The relationship between Haiti and the Dominican Republic is a complex one. The island of Hispaniola is one island yet divided in two: the Dominican Republic is prosperous while Haiti is in desperate poverty. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere and the Dominican Republic has an annual per capita GDP growth averaging almost 5 percent, well above the Latin America and Caribbean regional average of 3.2 percent. Resources, labor and goods are being depleted, exchanged or imported constantly; what is the situation and what are the desirable possibilities on the horizon of expectations within this context?


This event was free and open to the public.

Participating Experts

Rezo Fwontalye Fanm Atizan (Red Fronteriza de Mujeres Artesanales)

Jeffrey Inaba (NY architect and critic)

Andrés Jaque (NY/MAD architect)

Christopher Leong (NY architect)

Carlos Miranda Levy (local social entrepreneur)

Shaney Peña Gomez (landscape architect)

Melisa Vargas (local architect)

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


Interrogation Series develops questionnaires and interviews between institutionalized modes of inquiry and/or emerging discourses. These events produce multiple methodologies of inquiry and ultimately answers.


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