About Luigi Barraza Cardenas

Luigi has over five years of experience in the nonprofit sector in national and international environments. He earned a degree in Architecture from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Mexico, obtaining Academic Excellence Honors and the CIESLAG Academic Merit Award. In 2016, Luigi worked with Ciclo Organico in Rio de Janeiro, where he developed visual content and consulted on sustainability, project development, and urban landscaping. As an Architectural Assistant at Groupe 3 Architectes in Morocco, Luigi developed strategies to implement sustainable policies on architectural and urban projects. Luigi collaborated with Dare Inc. in Rabat, where he expanded the Dare Build project for sustainable architecture and interior design, and imparted workshops on community development, social impact, and recycled collective art. At the Migrant Solidarity Group of Hungarian refugee camp in Bicske, Luigi provided humanitarian relief and capacitated refugees by conducting training sessions on sustainable development, leadership, and environmental awareness. In 2015, Luigi acted as a visual content developer and graphic designer for LEAD India in New Delhi, successfully reshaping the public image of the organization by improving the quality and outreach of graphic, photo and video material. Luigi applied his leadership development skills during the planning and execution of National Training Sessions on integrating conservation and climate adaptation into urban and rural development in India. Prior to that, Luigi co-founded and led Proyecto ECO Ephemeral Architecture & Conceptual Art, a community movement to achieve social impact through context-based sustainable ephemeral architecture installations in marginalized areas in Northern Mexico. Through these experiences Luigi has refined his proficiency at designing and developing visual and media products, strengthened his project management skills, and reinforced his educational experience by conducting workshops and training sessions. Luigi has developed as an artist, volunteer and activist for over a decade and believes art is a channel to attain sustainability and originate positive impact on societies around the world. Luigi is passionate about urban development, social housing, community engagement through artistic development, environment and sustainability, and capacity building.

Erasing The Rules

Hello Atlas Corps Community,

Reporting from the highest terraces of San Francisco’s art scene in my Graphic Blog #11 – A photovisual account of the Robert Rauschenberg temporary exhibition curated by SFMOMA. Museum Memberships DO pay off. Up next week, René Magritte.

This is SFMOMA´s statement of the exhibition.

Disclaimer: I am (again sadly) not Mr. Rauschenberg nor do I have ownership or rights to any of his artworks displayed above. The previous statement applies to all logos. All photographs were taken by me and were authorized by staff from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Oscars 2018 Predictions – Part I

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It is Oscar Time! The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) will be hosting the ceremony for the 90th Edition of the Academy Awards this Sunday, March 4th, 2018. I am a passionate fan of the art of filmmaking and this is THE institution for film accolades, especially in the United States. Without further blah, I share with you my Graphic Blog #10 , where I share my predicted winners – and insights – for the 90th Oscars.

Oscars 2018 Predictions – Part II

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My 2018 Predictions – and insight – continued for the less exciting, albeit equally important – and sometimes more artistry driven – categories for the 90th Academy Awards. I share with you my Graphic Blog #11.

Disclaimer: I do not encourage anyone to engage in gambling, but if you are so inclined I have a solid feeling my predictions are about 93% accurate and they are your best bet. However, I do not make myself responsible for any total or partial loss of stipend due to any sort of gambling. I ( again sadly) do not know anyone within the AMPAS that would give me access to Oscar insider trading, hence these predictions are based purely on empirical knowledge.  I do not have ownership or rights to the promotional posters displayed above.

The Work of Marina Bulavsky

My Graphic Blog #9 is a kaleidoscopic, surrealistic, deeply personal account of an exceptional example of #EmpowerGlobalWomen – A photovisual collage-journey of the amazing global work of #AtlasCorps Fellow (Class 23) Marina Bulavsky, from Russia.

Disclaimer: I do not have ownership or rights to any of the logos displayed above. All photographs were taken by the creator of the piece or have been obtained from open sources.

BROADWAY, on a budget.

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I share with you another awesome #FellowHack in my Graphic Blog #8. If you like attending the Theatre (and live on a stipend like most of us) you might find this useful. I can proudly say I have seen a lot of Broadway Shows and never payed full price for a ticket. For anyone living or visiting New York it is worth a look.

Access to discount day-of-performance tickets can be found here as well. (TKTS)

Disclaimer: I do not have ownership or rights to any of the promotional posters displayed above. Most of the text has been obtained from www.playbill.com (link to more lotteries and rush tickets here) and adjusted for design purposes.

DATA Results from Mission Prep

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I share with you the data results that highlight the work and dedication of my Host Organization to advance education with underserved communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. My Graphic Blog #7 showcases digitally the comparative SBAC Results of their students and expands on Mission Prep’s Mission and Vision.

Disclaimer: I do not have ownership or rights to any of the images or logos displayed above. The publishing of this information was authorized by The Mission Preparatory School and can be accessed through their website: www.missionpreparatory.org

Between the Clock and the Bed

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I share with you a small part of what makes San Francisco a city bustling with art and culture in my Graphic Blog #6 – A photovisual account of Edvard Munch’s exhibition curated by SFMOMA.

This is SFMOMA´s statement of the exhibition.

Disclaimer: I am (sadly) not Mr. Edvard Munch nor do I have ownership or rights to any of the paintings displayed above. The previous statement applies to all logos. All photographs were taken by me and were authorized by staff from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

MoviePass – THE ULTIMATE FELLOW HACK

 

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I share with you what I think is the Ultimate #FellowLife Hack in my Graphic Blog #5. If you like going to the Cinema, you will like this. It is amazing and awesome and everything you can love on a budget. Here it is, the love of Cinema in one card.

Disclaimer: I do not have ownership or rights to any of the images or logos above. MoviePass did not pay me for this piece (although they should have)

The Brown Bag Presentation – Digital Edition

 

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Ah! The infamous Brown Bag presentation, one of many Atlas Corps traditions. I present to you Graphic Blog #4, a condensed Digital Edition – that portrays none of my real life Mexican charm- made available to my Host Organization, in order to allow them to experience the Brown Bag tradition in a different way.

My ArtWalk to Mission Prep

An outlandish albeit accurate visual pastiche of my daily walk from the local transport stop to my Host Organization in the Mission District, San Francisco.

Disclaimer: I do not have ownership or rights to any of the murals displayed above. All photographs were taken by me or were obtained from open sources.