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Focus On Puerto Rico : Yiyo Tirado

For Tirado's Focus On Puerto Rico project, he will use a set of objects that elaborate the idea of ”revitalization" and "urbanization" within coastal areas; namely, those used for touristic purposes.


Evaluating centers for the tourist trade, Tirado will consider the impact of hotels, and luxury apartments, among other commercial tourist structures, that have an invasive and imposing presence within these environments. The residency project will address how tourism dominates a region economically and diverts income within occupied countries. Additionally, he will explore themes such as human capital and exoticization.