Patricia Engel (Wise and Accomplished... Engel has uncanny insight into the human condition. New York Times. )

"It was a beautiful experience to watch such talented actors and musicians bring our stories to life in a new way."

Dr. Debra Lieberman (Evolutionary psychologist, teaches at the University of Miami. Her forthcoming book Objection, on the relationship between the emotion of disgust, morality and law, will be published in 2018 by Oxford University Press.)


"Thank you so much again for the wonderful evening. Had a great time and am glad folks enjoyed the lively discussion.​​"


Need an advertisement campaign adapted to Spanish or present your physics dissertation in English? Want a book translated for Latin American markets? A safety manual? Maybe subtitle public health broadcasts or a movie?​

An illustrated conversation featuring distinguished urbanist and architect Victor Dover, author of the influential book STREET DESIGN: the Secret to Great Cities and Towns. Also, MDC Professor of Gaming and Virtual Reality Martin Mittner. Professor Mittner has extensive experience with city simulation in video games, pursing different techniques for accurately modeling the movement of city populations in a virtual world, including traffic patterns. And complimenting perfectly with his input on applicability, Ken Russell, City of Miami Commissioner. 


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February. Bilingual readings from eight universal poets from Latin America: José Martí, Gabriela Mistral, Jorge Luis Borges, María Elena Walsh, Pablo Neruda, Ernesto Cardenal, Silvina Ocampo and Mario Benedetti. Danzón intermixed. Danzón, of course, is the elegant predecessor of mambo and salsa. For this true Valentine’s treat bring your dancing shoes.

March. Alexander von Humboldt: The Invention of Nature. An exploration of the explorer’s life, his contributions, from the discovery of sea currents, volcanos and the magnetic equator to botanical geography—which led Darwin to the Theory of Evolution. President Jefferson called him “The most erudite man of our time.”  

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“Women Loved Dr. Böll is a wonderfully written satire set in Downtown Miami… It explores the zaniness and insanity Miamians love and endure.” The Huffington Post.

Raúl Guerrero recreates the exuberance and chaos of Miami in unsettling intimacy, while probing the ambivalence of love, sex, betrayal, relocation, greed, art and language.

Raúl Guerrero authored numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, notably Crónica del corazón, a mini encyclopedia for the heart in Spanish. He writes about language and culture for publications worldwide.

Downtown Arts + Science Salon

​Molded after Ted Talks and a local social club, we host salons ranging from archaeology and cardiology to urban planning and psychology, from the novel to the opera. And stuff like fencing, wine-tasting and tango. DASS Salons take place at Downtown iconic cultural venues. 

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