Mexico City: From Violent to Opportunistic

Name : Emilio Espejel

Location : Morisco, Mexico City

Occupation: Photographer

Posted : 18.07.01
Theme : 100 Hours: Mexico City
Despite its past history of violence, photographer Emilio Espejel believes that Mexico City has changed into a “new bubble of opportunities.”

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100 Hours: Mexico City

After conducting The World in Twelve in 2015, a project where THYNK founder Leo Kominz lived in a different city around the world for a month each and orchestrated various culture comparing projects and interviews, he conceived 100 Hours in 2017, where he aspired for similar goals in a span of 5 days in each city. Disclaimer: It did not work. However, he did get interesting thoughts and ideas from various people in the cities he visited, and here they have found new life as thynk_uncut. (Photo by Manuel Arroyo)

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Directed by Leo Kominz

Leo Kominz is the founder of THYNK -The Thinking Platform-, and the head of blank, a company that specializes in media management and creative production. Originally from Portland, Oregon, he has educational and professional work experience in both the U.S. and Japan. Before THYNK, he conducted “The World in Twelve,” a globe-trotting project where he lived in a different city around the world for a month each, while conducting interviews and dissecting the daily lives of the average person. He currently lives in Tokyo, Japan.
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What is thynk_uncut?

A journalism project where thoughts and ideas from people around the world are uploaded in 2~3 minute,
no-edit “uncut” video form. The aim is to get real voices of real people,
without ever going through a channel associated with money or power,
and introduce new ideas that will get people thinking and talking.