Pedro Reyes is an accomplished Mexican artist who boasts accomplishing a multiplicity of social benefits through his projects. A good example of his trans-disciplinary work is ‘palas x pistolas‘ in which he raises awareness of gun crime while simultaneously taking action to remove weapons from the streets and turning them into shovels to plant trees. He joined us to talk about his plans for 2011 and the different ways in which his baby marx project can manifest itself. We chatted late into the night about cultural diplomacy, the educational importance of fine art and our mutual interest to have his work exhibited in Russia.