Director, Laboratorio para la Ciudad, Mexico City
With one of the most complex and fascinating cities in the whole world as a playground, Gabriella Gómez-Mont directs Laboratorio para la Ciudad, Mexico City’s new creative think-tank and experimental space. Laboratorio is a place to reflect about all things city and to ponder social scripts and urban futures for the largest megalopolis in the western hemisphere. Covering everything from the practical to the outlandish, the Laboratorio both explores immediate solutions for today and also examines the next 100 years of this city’s (and others cities’) life.
As the first government office of its kind in Latin America, Laboratorio’s main focus is civic innovation and urban creativity, furthering collaboration among civil society, academia and the private sector—and in this way discovering provocative ways of both thinking and creating city life to inject good ideas into the system with the Mayor’s personal support.
Besides directing this city lab, Gabriella is a documentary filmmaker, writer and curator, as well as a TED Senior Fellow, Yale World Fellow, and now an IFTF Fellow. (Fellowing is one of her very favorite things.)