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CITY MAKER

Jaime Izurieta

JAIME IZURIETA ‘ T H E O N LY WAY T O C O N N E C T T H E C I T Y, I S G E N E R AT I N G C U LT U R E .’ Jaime is an architect, town planner, ‘For me, a museum is a place where CITY EMBASSY and urban designer, as well as a lover people learn the meaning of art and its of contemporary art concerned with ability to transform the city’, says Jaime. the prosperity of the city. Jaime Through social media, El Museo Nómada identifies four main elements of urban engages with locals and independent development: culture, design, economic artists to set up artistic experiments in development and the environment to different neighbourhoods. Jaime and the QUITO ensure healthy growth. Together with other founders do not want people to go artist Rosa Jijón and curator Ana María to museums as a ritual, but instead want Garzón, he observed a need for a contemporary art to convert the city into a place to experience art and museum in Quito. Although they lacked a physical then view the city in a different way. ‘To connect the space, they created El Museo Nómada - with both city the only way is generating culture,’ he says, ‘and to temporary and permanent exhibitions to impact the generate culture we have to use art.’ The unconventional structure and experience of the urban fabric. With the confrontation with art in public space is meant to evoke museum, Jaime aims to change people’s perception of critical thinking about the development of the city, and art and the city through citizen participation. In contrast transform passers-by into City Makers. with conventional museums, it connects the city with contemporary art by using it to activate public space. fb.com/museonomadauio

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