Sergio Beltrán-García is an architect, activist, and researcher who engages with the aesthetic and political practices of truth elucidation, judicialization, and non-repetition of human rights violations by using memory as an entry point. Sergio has a complex and transdisciplinary approach: he cultivates lasting relationships between people affected by slow, systemic and spectacular violences including victims, activists, humanitarians, artists and scholars and interweaves research, design, audiovisual media, and digital technologies to continuously develop radical and innovative memorials which open, rather than foreclose, avenues to transformative justice.
He has contributed to the development of over eleven memorials for distinct events of violence, both in contestation of and in collaboration with government initiatives at municipal, state and federal levels. Among these are the memorials for the fatal 2008 police raid of the New's Divine nightclub in Mexico City, the forced disappearance of 109 peasants during the 1970s Mexican Counterinsurgency, and the collapses of buildings during the 2017 earthquakes in Mexico.
Sergio works closely with victims of human rights violations, their advocates and communities to mobilize theories and methods in a diversity of political, cultural, and legal forums. He was awarded the prestigious Chevening Scholarship with which he completed a postgraduate degree with distinction at Goldsmiths University of London, where he now researches with the world-renowned Forensic Architecture agency, deepening his knowledge on counter-forensic investigation. He is a member of the Memory Studies Association, and has also been awarded fellowships at the Aspen Institute, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and at Monument Lab.
Thank you for reaching out! I'll be in touch via email.Abrazos,Sergio.