Mexico City, Mexico
Pedro Reyes is a Mexican artist whose work emcompases design, film, architecture, and pedagogy, aiming to create solutions to social problems by increasing the capacity for individual and collective action.
WHY WE LOVE PEDRO:
- Because he hates guns – and does something about it
- In 2008 he melted down down 1,527 automatic weapons and turned them into the same number of shovels, all of which were then used to plant trees around the world
- He also transformed 6,700 guns into musical instruments, because “music is the opposite of weapons!”