by Fernando Martí
Issue 7 :: Spring 2016 (art)
Fernando Martí is an artist, community architect, and activist. He was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and since 1992 has made his home in San Francisco, where he has been deeply involved in and in uenced by community struggles in the Mission and South of Market Districts. He practices community architecture and planning with Asian Neighborhood Design and the Council of Community Housing Organizations and creates political poster art with the JustSeeds Artists' Cooperative (justseeds.org). His art explores the clash of the Third World in the heart of Empire and the tension between inhabiting place and the urge to build something transformative.