Gabriella Gomez-Mont directs Laboratorio para la Ciudad, Mexico City’s new creative think-tank and experimental space, created at the invitation of Mexico City’s mayor, Dr. Miguel Angel Mancera. This initiative supports creativity and civic innovation by bringing together people from different sectors and disciplines, such as urbanists, artists, scientists, architects, government officials, sociologists, and economists. It also encourages conversations across different platforms, invents and implements pilot programs, and creates editorial projects and other initiatives and strategies–all with the aim of injecting good ideas into the city’s system.
A multilingual writer, visual artist, documentary film director, cultural advisor, and arts curator, Gomez-Mont has also founded such projects as Toxico Cultura, Cine Abierto, and Laboratorio Curatorial 060, for which she has won awards and recognitions including the Prince Claus Fund (Holland), First Place of the Best Art Practice Award (Italy), and an IMCINE National Film Grant (Mexico). She is also a City 2.0 TED Prize grant awardee, a Fabrica alumna, and a TED Senior Fellow.