THE CURRENT // Sarah Martinez
On Tuesday night, about 80 people gathered inside Brick at the Blue Star Arts Complex, where UTSA architecture professor Antonio Petrov led a symposium exploring the meaning of "puro." Kicking off the discussion, Petrov says he began to question the word while working on the city’s tricentennial celebration and architectural projects on Broadway.
For others, puro creates a feeling of nostalgia or sense of pride, especially for native San Antonians. Activist Siboney Díaz-Sánchez took that sense of pride and used puro to determine value and worth. How does puro impact how we choose what gets preserved and what is replaced?