Urbanist is a show run by Ariel Viera that explores the places you won’t find in the guidebooks and the history you won’t find in the textbooks. We use the medium of short-form video, documentaries, vlogs, and livestreams.

Want to partner up with us? Check out our media kit.


With great stories comes great responsibility. Stories have the power to shape our perspectives of the world; to establish connections through shared experiences; to be a driving force for change.

In an increasingly faceless digital age, storytelling is the key to building a personal connection with your audience. Without a story, your content is little more than a video reel without purpose, passion, or power.

I’m Ariel Viera, and I combine my filmmaking skills and storytelling expertise to create impactful short-form stories that matter. The type of stories that make audiences nod, raise their eyebrows, laugh out loud, and hit follow without a moment’s hesitation.

Focusing on short-form content since 2020, I adeptly curate scroll-stopping, story-focused content in as little as 30s and have established a loyal 1.5MM+ combined following within the history, architecture, and urban development niche.

Meticulously researching history, I tell stories that are fresh, multi-layered, and missing from any text or guidebooks and transform them into impactful and easily digestible content for socials. With an extensive background in video production and community management, I handle all aspects of content creation from research and shooting to editing, hosting, and distributing.

Throughout my career as a creator, I’ve made more than 3,000 videos in 30+ cities across the world and have had the privilege to create short-form content for NYCgo, Visit Stockholm, RiseNY, Bulova, Corcoran, Serhant, and Douglas Elliman.

I am a self-published novella author, a 2018 Shorty Award Finalist for Live-Streamer of the Year, and a music producer with 5 albums that seamlessly blend various genres to craft layered, story-focused scores.

Outside of work, I study spirituality and share my personal thoughts, findings, and experiences on Medium @thearielviera.

That’s my story – now let’s capture yours.

Find me: TikTok (@arielvera), YouTube (Urbanist Exploring Cities), and Instagram & Facebook (@UrbanistLive)

If you’d like to work together, find out more information on my website or email me


Urbanist is not simply a travel show, it’s a show about exploration. We dive deep into the cities we explore in order to provide a vicarious travel experience unlike any other. The main topics we cover are:

  1. History
  2. Architecture
  3. Urban Development
  4. Food
  5. Culture