Born and raised in Mexico City, Alan Grabinsky is interested in media’s relationship to the urban experience. He is interested in social media and social innovation particularly as it relates to cities. He is passionate about diasporas,global cities, photography, poetry, writing, street art and city life.
Alan graduated with honors from Mexico’s National University with a BA in Philosophy. After his studies, Alan worked as a producer of (Jewish) cultural events within Salon Mexico City and Moishe House.
Alan is currently studying a Masters degree in Media, Culture and Communications at New York University. He is also Project Assistant at the Project for Public Spaces, where he is actively involved. He is studying the pedestrian experience of the 911 Memorial in comparison with other high density public spaces of New York like Times Square and Herald Square.
Alan is also working as a social media consultant for the Mexican Consulate in New York, where he is helping in develop strategies to empower the immigrant community. He is also a consultant for De La Calle, Madrazo, Mancera a political consultancy firm based in Mexico City.
You can follow Alan’s Twitter account at @alangrabinsky.
Alan Grabinsky is founder and director of the Mexican branch of the Jewish Salons project. Jewish Salons is an international network that seeks to explore Jewish identity through culture and arts. During its short, but fruitful time of existence, the Mexican JS NGO has co-produced four events fusing local contemporary Jewish culture with expressions of Judaism in the international sphere. He is also co-founder of Moishe House Mexico City, which is a home for 20-30 year old adults who seek to build community through a grassroots approach. Moishe House is gradually, but surely, getting a reputation in the local community for being a laid-back, pluralistic aproach to Judaism.
Currently, Alan is preparing for studying a Masters in Media, Culture and Communications at New York University.