Day 3

June 27, 2013


Boca Chica


It is well known that food does not travel well. Recipes are not enough for the production of a dish; some would argue that not even the right ingredients are enough. In a time of increasing globalizing forces, the need to identify and preserve the fundamentals of each local space have become more important than ever. Words, animal species or traditions become extinct as new words, species and traditions emerge through digital territories not bound to physical locations. Local and foreign are not anymore bound to physical conditions, yet, food, still does not travel well. What are the global desires and the local understandings in the DR?  


Participating Experts

Frank Báez (local poet)

Tony Capellán (local artist)

Christy Cheng (NY architect)

Sachi Hoshikawa (NY/DR architect)

Rubén Hernández Fontana (local architect)

Andrés Jaque (NY architect)

Chris Leong (NY architect)

Gamal Michelén (local art critic)

Natalia Ortega (local ceramist)

Jorge Pineda (local artist)

Emil Rodríguez Garabot (architect and urban planner)

Angel Rosario (local musician)

Maurice Sanchez (local artist)

Harry Troncoso (writer)


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


Paella Series is a performance based event that produces intense conversations and debate through spaces of quotidian action, in this case cooking and eating. In a state of floating attention and distracted thought, the conversations held between a selected group of guests are recorded and archived for public access.

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