Downtown Arts + Science Salon - DASS

We are a combination of open university and a local social club, in the historical sense, a place to exchange ideas on scientific innovations, technological trends, books, art and society. DASS is the place to take a break from virtual reality, and rediscover live- conversation over a glass of wine, or two.



   And the Media Said?  

DASS is the best place in Miami to meet intelligent women. The Miami New Times.

Drawing on the concept of the salon, which flourished during the European Enlightenment and enjoyed a heyday during the Parisian jazz age of Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein, DASS stages discussions ranging from science to literature and music.  The Florida Book Review.

Essays on History, Language and Fictions by Raul Guerrero in Spanish.  Elegant, concise, encyclopedic... Perfect for native speakers and those learning the language. Available November 2018.  


 “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.” Arts & Science Magazine.



A bilingual evening of science, history, language, fiction, and music. Brief readings and dramatizations from Raul Guerrero's new book Curiosidad/Curiosity, with translations by Islara Souto. 

Where did the word love come from? Human evolution in 600 words (five-minutes read.)  The connection between chocolate and sex. Tango Rosario: A short story about relationships' boundaries. And wonderful Jazz featuring Gary Thomas and Jim Gasior.


December 2018.  Date and Venue TBA. 

Gallery: Salons October and November 2018

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Translation and Localization

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?  Welcome to DASS. We specialize only in English and Spanish, hence we guarantee accuracy. All documents are translated by a subject-matter expert and edited to conform local style and cultural correctness.  More information.


We can translate your ideas into great articles that capture your product's essence and grab your customers' attention. Our team of writers includes seasoned journalists and creative writers. We work both in English and Spanish. 

DASS proudly collaborates with Downtown NEWS, a multimedia publication focused exclusively on downtown Miami.


DASS BOOKS publishes nonfiction and fiction. Our FALL 2018 catalog includes the illustrated version of WOMEN LOVED DR. BÖLL. And the Spanish-language mini-encyclopedia on the heart: Cronica del CORAZON. And new: Curiosidades, a collection of essays on history, language, and short fiction by Raul Guerrero.  Available November 2018.