THE UP-AND-COM­ING NEIGH­BOUR­HOOD

Villa Cre­spo

M Style - - In The City -

Syn­a­gogues and He­brew signs em­anate the cul­tural essence of this neigh­bour­hood, dat­ing back to 1880, where the Jewish and Syr­ian-Le­banese com­mu­ni­ties co­a­lesce. It’s a western cor­ner of Buenos Aires where time and cre­ativ­ity are stretched to make the world a friendly, hon­est and wel­com­ing place. Here there’s no hurry; only sur­prises. Tables on care­free ter­races of­fer up games, wis­dom, time and de­li­cious coffee. And it’s pre­cisely this con­tem­po­rary cul­ture that’s bring­ing new char­ac­ter to the neigh­bour­hood. To see for your­self, check out the geo­met­ric de­signs of Jessica Tros­man and her brand ‘Not to be un­der­stood’ (@ jt­byjt on In­sta­gram) at Hum­boldt, 291. Part shop, part work­shop and part tex­tile lab­o­ra­tory, it’s an al­lur­ing ex­plo­sion of tal­ent. Dive into some of the area’s best art gal­leries, like Ruth Ben­zacar Galería de Arte (Juan Ramírez de Ve­lasco, 1287), a lo­cal land­mark founded in 1965. Don’t miss the strong and al­ways in­ter­est­ing Galería Nora Fisch (Av. Cór­doba, 5222) and HACHE (Loy­ola, 32), cen­tred on Ar­gen­tinian and Latin-Amer­i­can artists with a spe­cial fo­cus on ‘the an­thro­po­log­i­cal, so­ci­o­log­i­cal, eco­nomic and po­lit­i­cal trans­for­ma­tions sur­round­ing ru­ral and

ur­ban life, and the dis­place­ment of hu­man be­ings to­ward large cities’.

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