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Carolina Fernandez

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Overview

  • 7 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Italian, Portuguese
  • 25, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Freelancer
  • Just graduated from college/I've lea...
  • From Barranquilla, Atlantico, Colombia
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Make art and not die from it

ABOUT ME

Getting lost is a skill I have a hold on.

I have a calm demeanor but I like getting ruffled.

I occupy plenty of my time with art and thinking about art projects, as well as talking about the grander scheme of things and then the smaller scheme of things.

I used to avoid talking about the weather, but once I took a meteorology class that has improved my small talk and so expect me to casually drop a weather prediction at a party.

I like looking at things, pretty much.

It's difficult to explain yourself through this format, but what I can say is that I'm not picky and was raised to always help with the dishes.

PHILOSOPHY

Al mal tiempo, buena cara.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I participate. On couches!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

So far, I've done it with the aid of familiar couches owned by friends, family, etc. I have had some really welcoming experiences as a couchsurfer, and am very happy to have this platform as a first option when traveling.

Interests

film & video, musics (there are many of them), reading, drums, walking around, sleepy bars and noisy restaurants, dangerous places, dangerous faces, swimming, aguardiente, non-abbrasive surfaces, airing out grievances, rooftops, drawing, plush grass, activism, Gasparín my bicycle, supermarkets, much coffee, docks, remembering kind of useless information, looking at houses I won't buy

Music, Movies & Books

Music:

Bola De Nieve, Celia Cruz, Neil Young, Ibrahim Ferrer, Soda Stereo, Andrew Bird, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Land of Talk, Pepe Deluxe, Velvet Underground, Neko Case, Ella Fitzgerald, Irma Thomas, Nina Simone, Devendra Banhart, Aterciopelados, Caetano Veloso, Cat Power,Emily Haines, Estrella Morente, Sonic Youth, Blondie, Atlas Sound, David Bowie, Feist, Grimes, Future Islands, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Radio Citizen, Radiohead, Angel Olsen, TV On The Radio, Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Chopin, Reinbert De Leeuw, Sidestepper, Stereolab, Animal Collective, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Concretes, Bon Iver, Arthur Rubinstein, Buena Vista Social Club, Billie Holiday, Blood On The Wall, Bob Marley, Fela Kuti, Calle 13, Joe Arroyo, The Smiths, The Clash, The Kinks, The XX, Santogold, Menomena, Hector Lavoe, Ray Barreto, Edie Palmieri, Guillermo Portabales, Dirty Projectors, Mos Def, Bow Wow Wow, Beach House, Colleen, Systema Solar, Cero39, The Black Keys, Bjork, Clinic, CocoRosie, Cut Chemist, Cut Copy, Death in Vegas, Phantogram, Tinariwen, Star Slinger, The Gaylettes, Little Dragon, Patti Smith, St. Vincent, Petrona Martínez, Totó La Momposina, Etelvina Maldonado, Wganda Kenya, RJD2, Hercules and Love Affair, Atlas Sound, Konono No.1, Dan Deacon, Caribou, El Guincho, Gorillaz, Hot Chip, Mexican Institute of Sound, tune-yards, Twin Sister, Wild Beasts, Crystal Castles, Grizzly Bear, Juana Molina, Rita Indiana y Los Misterios, Twin Shadow, Hot Chip, Joanna Newsom, Janelle Monae, Townes Van Sandt, Elliott Smith, Hercules and Love Affair, Tyler the Creator, etc.

But I really, really like cumbia.

I watch anything and any format, don't get me started (or do) on the movies or food television.

Reads:

Coffe table books, Eileen Myles, Raúl Zurita, Marguerite Duras, Rebecca Solnit, Andrés Caicedo, Rafael Chaparro, Clarice Lispector, Alejandra Pizarnik, Sandra Cisneros, Edward Gorey, Adrienne Rich, Milan Kundera, Margaret Atwood, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Junot Diaz, Roberto Bolaño, Vladimir Nabokov, Susan Sontag, Julio Cortázar, Efraím Medina Reyes, Gabriel García Márquez, Khalil Ghibran, Ernest Hemingway, Anthony Burgess, Vilem Flusser, Semiotext(e) things, journals, food reviews, scathing food reviews, sidewalk chalk.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Miner's canyon, Arizona. Absurdly beautiful, no tourist posts whatsoever.

Teach, Learn, Share

I will prepare food and drink. I can make noise upon request. I will trade music and listen to anything. We should definitely trade books or I will read things in tandem. I can help you edit videos and talk about images.

I want to learn how to work with textiles, and have always welcomed casual language and slang lessons.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Colombia, United States

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