Raul Guerrero

Academic Director

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About DASS

DASS was founded by Raul Guerrero, novelist, journalist and historian, and Marc Schmidt, cardiologist, street-photographer and art curator.    

Our mission at the Downtown Arts + Science Salon is to help foster a Downtown identity through culture. We are a mixture of Ted Talks and a local social club in the historical sense, a place to exchange ideas on art, science and social issues, which best defines the salons that flourished throughout Europe in 17th and 18th centuries.  Salons take place in Downtown Miami iconic cultural venues. 

​Besides talks ranging from urban planning to physics, from medicine to robotic and literature, we offer social evenings, happy hours, language immersion courses, wine-tastings, and tango lessons. Our events take place at iconic cultural venues within Downtown Miami.


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