The Mexico City Portal is located at the entrance of Chapultepec Park, one of the most iconic spaces in Mexico City.
The Portal is hosted by Centro de Cultura Digital is a museum focused on digital arts, performances, and technologies. The Portal sits next to the Estela de Luz (Stele of Light) monument and attracts a diverse mix of locals as well as tourists from around the globe. The Mexico City Portal is in partnership with TimeOut Mexico, the largest arts, culture and entertainment guide in the country.
Karla is started her journey as an environmental activist at the young age of 18 years old. Since then, she has graduated as psychologist from Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico City and now focuses on research connected to the psychological drives behind climate activism. She has experience managing and developing environmental projects and has participated as a panelist in several international events on the topic of climate action. She as also been a moderator and interviewer in the UNICEF Report Card 17 events in Mexico. Karla is the director of Colectivo Ecolescencias, an organization that specializes in researching participatory action and in working with youth to mobilize them towards climate action.
What if you could talk to a stranger on the other side of the world as if you were in the same room together? Learn about the origins of Shared Studios and portals. The documentary follows middle schoolers as they step into the Richmond Portal and connect with two muralists in Mexico City. "Passion Projects" is a docuseries about turning passion into purpose and its impact on the world.
Thousands of commuters buzz by it; dozens more see it from the Starbucks line less than 100 feet away. But only a few enter this gold box in the middle of downtown Los Angeles' Grand Park. "That was amazing," Bernadine Harris said as she stepped out of the shipping container covered in gold paint. Moments before, she was speaking live to an Iraqi refugee standing in front of her — on a large video screen.
When the Harvard- and Yale Law-educated artist and journalist Amar Bakshi, born and raised in Washington D.C., was traveling the globe seven years ago for his How the World Sees America interview series, he realized something: People often kept letters from American pen pals dating back to the 1980s, before the Internet made other modes of international correspondence possible.
It amazes me just how universal hip-hop has become. Here in America it was originally created as a means to express ourselves despite the forces oppressing us. Blacks had few ways to convey their thoughts publicly so we confused creativity with passion in hopes that the words in our hearts would be felt. Today I spoke with a man on the other side of the world who said that positive hip-hop is blooming where he lives in Afghanistan. It’s inspirational to say the least. I’m honored to be able to share my voice with the world. This portal is a gift, a treasure in time that I feel will one day be incredibly impacting! Javier S