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  • 13 references 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Portuguese
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Architect
  • University of Buenos Aires
  • From Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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About Me

Hi, my name is Matias. I´m an architect focused on social projects and urban activation. For the last 5 months, I've been traveling and working in Ecuador and Panama doing community art and urban activation projects with neighbors. Now is the time to travel the US to see what's going on around.

I'm a super friendly and enthusiastic person, who strongly believe that traveling is the most nutritive educational system. I'm tolerant, dreamer and I love to have deep conversations.

Our project seeks to improve public space through neighbors participation, art, and action. We are a team of artists, architects and journalists called MUTA (Movement of Urban Transformation and Art) please visit our website!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Couchsurfing is probably the most amazing travellers community, I usually organize and participate in CS events, where I've met super cool and interesting people, What I love about CS is the sense of community and cultural exchange, far from any capital transaction, here you can find true people that wants to know about different life philosophies and cultures.


I have had amazing CS experiences, not only hosting and visiting people in Japan, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, also participating in very fun Couchsurfing activities in my city, Buenos Aires.


Urbanism, Design, Social impact projects, architecture, construction, sustainability, science and technology, sociology, philosophy, art, photography, cultures, music, independent movies, and many many more things :)

  • architecture
  • travel
  • art
  • community
  • urbanism
  • urbanismo
  • placemaking

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Stanley Kubrick, Wes Anderson, Emir Kusturica. Cinema Paradiso, Babel, Juno, Into the Wild, Fast food Nation, Zeitgeist, Cidade de Deus,

TV Shows: Game of Thrones, Friends, Lost, Silicon Valley,

Music: bob marley and all reggae music, the beatles, pink floyd, the strokes, phoenix, vampire weekend, mumford and sons, african music, the lumineers, jack johnson, matisyahu, latin music to dance.

Books: Definetly, the writer John Berger is blowing my mind right now.


One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Created and managed a cultural center in a house that was about to be demolished (fb: /experienciamuta )

Muta was an ephemeral cultural house demolished on july 18, 2018. For 18 months we planned and hosted more than 45 events, including mural festivals, music shows, art fairs, design workshops, photography and writing events, film debates, drawing and social activism gatherings, neighborhood community meals, and the culminating event: our demolition festival, attended by more than 500 people in a fully intervened house.

Teach, Learn, Share

Always up for sharing red wine, cook amazing food and talk about life and travels. I can definitely teach you how to design a house in 3 minutes and understand a city just walking around.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, England, Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Belgium, Chile, New Zealand

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