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Articles by Baya Simons

“Oh yes, it’s a very cultural city” is a line that punctuated most of the conversations in my first few weeks in Buenos Aires. “There’s so much to do, so much to write about.” And it’s true, there’s an endless …

Agustín is everything you might imagine an artistic director to be: he dresses in a European fashion, with a double breasted blazer and tailored trousers. He orders a cortado, sin leche. He has a flock of young assistants who bring …

At 27 years old and number 26 on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list, Pedro Bargero is one of the fast rising among chefs cooking in South America today. Now head of the kitchen at Chila, a restaurant located in …

The Universal Periodic Review is a governing mechanism which examines the extent to which each one of the 193 UN Member States respect their human rights obligations. The reviews take place every 5 years and two weeks ago, it was …

The fashion industry is powered by women. But, those stitching, knitting, sewing, and embroidering the world’s clothes remain, for the most part, un-empowered. Thousands of skilled seamstresses are maltreated by the trade every year: exploited, over worked, and under-paid. Indeed, …

This weekend (18th-19th November), the neighborhood of La Boca will play host to a multitude of exhibitions, concerts and one off events as part of a small festival celebrating the barrio as the art district of Buenos Aires. Events are …

The title Les Visitants is actually meaningless. So Kuitca tells us in his introduction to the current exhibition at CCK. The French for ‘visitor’ is ‘visitaur’. Les Visitants, then, refers to the ‘poetic game describing a force of exchange’

The streets of Mataderos, a neighborhood located in the west of Buenos Aires City, are quite unlike anything I’ve seen before. There are avenues lined solely with butcher’s shops, or something closer to meat preparation zones, where the walls are …

Argentina has more psychologists per capita than any other country in the world, a situation which many accredit to its history of immigration: when you’re an immigrant, one psychoanalyst told me, you start asking questions about who you are,

This week, Buenos Aires City hosts the fourth ‘Cine Cocina’ festival, a celebration and showcase of films about food.’Imaginary Feasts’, a beautiful and poignant film by French director Anne Georget, was screened on Tuesday 31st at the Alliance Francaise: The …