July 29 Closing Keynote

Gabriella Gómez-Mont

Gabriella Gómez-Mont is transforming Mexico City into a nexus for the kind of architecture cities demand. Don’t miss her take on what cities need now and how architects can design creative solutions.

Gabriella Gómez-Mont


Gabriella Gómez-Mont is the former Chief Creative Officer of Mexico City, and the founder of Laboratorio para la Ciudad (2013–2018), the award-winning experimental arm of the Mexico City government. She now directs Experimentalista, a new type of nomadic and creative office specializing in cities, will launch in Amsterdam, London, and Mexico City this summer. Experimentalista constantly shifts to accommodate high-level, transdisciplinary collaborations across the world.

In addition to her fascination for all things city, Gabriella is a journalist, visual artist, and director of documentary films. She is also a creative advisor to several cities, universities, and companies. She has received international recognition for her work in different fields, such as the first prize in the Audi Urban Future Award, the Best Art Practice Award given by the Italian government, The Creative Bureaucrats Award by the German government, and the TED City 2.0 Prize, among others.

Gabriella is a TED Senior Fellow, an Institute for the Future Fellow, a Salzburg Seminar Fellow, a Fabrica Alumni, and a World Cities Summit Young Leader. Gabriella is also part of the international advisory committee for the Mayor of Seoul on Social Innovation, as well as NACTO’s Streets for Kids, The XXII Triennale of Milan, C40’s Knowledge Hub, Harvard’s Mexican Cities Initiative, Canada’s MaRS Lab, New York University’s The GovLab, and Nesta’s research on the future of public imagination. She was also named one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company.

Gabriella Gómez-Mont Keynote Event: Complex Problems, Creative Solutions
July 29 at 4:20pm