Day 3

June 27, 2013

INFRASTRUCTURE / Productive Disagreement Series


Estación Ecológica Las Malvinas


From electricity to water administration, from roads to public transportation, the Dominican Republic struggles to find the governmental structure to provide thriving networks in the traditional sense. Should infrastructure be a private endeavor? A public investment? What are the appropriate models of infrastructural development?


This event was free and open to the public.

Participating Experts

Marcelo Alburquerque (local architect)

Mauricia Domínguez (local architect and historian)

Bichara Khoury (local architect and nonprofit professional)

Dominic Leong & Chris Leong (NY architects)

Alex Martínez Suárez (local architect and researcher)

David Meyreles (local architect)

Lourdes Meyreles (local sociologist/disaster prevention expert)

Gustavo Moré (local architect, magazine editor)

Carmen Ortega (architect and magazine editor)

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


Productive Disagreement Series develops conversations between ideologically opposed communities, institutions, artists or architects. The events avoid compromise and agreement as a methodology of dialogical exchange, and promote confrontation and dialogue in order to generate a responsive audience, increase participation, and obtain a multiplicity of viewpoints and strategies.


Storefront IS DR / Productive Disagreement Series: Infrastructure from Storefront for Art&Architecture on Vimeo.


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