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IdeasCity Arles: Naturally

IdeasCity fellows Felipe Guerra and David Ayala-Alfonso lead in with a selection of their favorite champeta tracks-an energetic afro-Colombian genre originating from Colombia's "northern coast".

Joined by fellows Wesley TaylorJessica Kwok, and others, Clocktower's Program Director Joe Ahearn moderates a conversation about how the urban infrastructure of cities interact with the surrounding ecology. Speaking on this topic, fellows share perspectives on their cities of origin and discuss observations about Arles' biodiversity and ecology as part of the Camargue Reigon at large.


Felipe Guerra is an architect based in Bogota. He is cofounder of CAMPO, an interdisciplinary space for art and architecture. Additionally, Guerra is cofounder of the architecture studio altiplano and Adjunct Professor at Universidad de Los Andes and Universidad Javeriana.

David Ayala-Alfonso is an artist, curator, and cultural organizer based in Chicago and Bogota. He is a member of the performance collective Grupo 0,29. and Editor of em_rgencia, a journal for visual culture.

Wesley Taylor is an artist, musician, and curator based in Detroit. He is a member of the arts collective Complex Movements and co-founder of Emergence Media, a multimedia organization. Additionally, Taylor works for Big Models, an exhibition space in Los Angeles.

Jessica Kwok is an architect and curator based in New York. Kwok works for the architecture office Family New York. Recently, she curated an exhibition with 501(c)3 Foundation at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Los Angeles.


LUMA Foundation is the Presenting Partner for IdeasCity Arles. 
Additional support for IdeasCity Arles provided by NEON
Founding support for IdeasCity is provided by Goldman Sachs Gives at the recommendation of David B. Heller and Hermine Riegerl Heller.


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