i was born in the pampas of southern patagonia, argentina in march of 1976, a day before the military coup that “disappeared” over 30,000 argentine students, organizers, journalists, professors, and artists. my father was offered a transfer to houston, tx in 1982 which he accepted in part so our family could escape the military government’s ongoing domestic terrorism. i spent 4 years in college station, tx studying architecture at texas a&m, a former military training university. i lived several years in san antonio and dallas which are entrenched with military bases and weapons manufacturers respectively. now i live in washington, d.c. just a few miles from the pentagon.