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Mexico City: Landscapes of Infrastructure

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TEXTO CURATORIAL (PROYECTOR):

Infrastructure can be defined in general, as the basic foundation of a system designed to support human activity. Its ubiquity is present in the land we build on, the factories that process it, the spaces created from it, the buildings that are erected upon it, the minds that design them and the communities that inhabit them. As is evident from this list, there is a wide variety of infrastructure that affects and shapes our daily lives. This compilation of short video-statements aims to visualize these systems that operate at a large scale on both physical and abstract structures that interfere in our cities, altering environments and conditioning activities while proposing a broad and diverse concept of infrastructure.

 

The following ten young practices present their multi-scale vision of the apparatuses -both physical and ideological- that constitute the scaffolding on which the Mexican landscape and cities are sustained. Observing from their individual practices unprecedented aspects of the transformation of the territory and the production of the national space, they deliberately expose the hidden, in order to understand the importance of those landscapes of infrastructure, which determine more visible aspects such as physical degradation, programmed growth, social and economic development, bringing to the forefront the inevitable correlation between the systems of thought that sustain the aspirations of development, the function of ideology and infrastructure as precursors of progress, and the anticipation of a promise of the future, which distracts us from its present effects.

 

TERRITORIAL INFRASTRUCTURE DOSA

Studio | Raúl Medina and Sergio Sousa | dosa.mx Zaickz Studio | Zaickz Moz (Francisco Mosqueda) | zaickzstudio.com

 

LANDSCAPE INFRASTRUCTURE

Materia Prima | Erika Loana and Gabriela Sisniega | @atlas_materia_prima TANAT | Diego Rivero Borrel | tanat.mx

 

PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE

Oficia de Resiliencia Urbana | Elena Tudela, Víctor Rico and Ariana Chávez | o-ru.mx MACIA Estudio | Leticia Lozano and Mariana Rios | maciaestudio.com

 

SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE

COMUNAL | Mariana Ordóñez and Jesica Amescua | comunaltaller.com Percibald García | percibaldgarcia.com

 

PEDAGOGICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Departamento del Distrito | Francisco Quiñones and Nathan Friedman | deldistrito.com COOPIA | Santiago Buendía, Andrea Carrillo, Marielsa Castro, Dolores Ceñal, Nicolás Consuegra, Paloma Corcuera, Claudio Cuneo, Miguel Esparza, Carolina Fiallo, Sharon Figueroa, Natalia Gálvez, Felipe Guerra, Lucas Jaramillo, Mónica Paéz, Manuela Pizarro, Tatiana Rais, Alejandra Sarria, Mateo Segura. | coopia.coop

 

COORDINATION AND EDITING

Proyector | Tania Tovar and Juan Carlos Cuock PROJECT ASSISTANTS Elidé Guzmán and Salvador Elizalde

VIDEO DEL FESTIVAL

CAPITULO 4: COMUNAL Taller + Percibald García

CURADURÍA: Proyector: Tania Tovar + Juan Carlos Espinosa Cuok

LUGAR DE EXHIBICIÓN: Open House World Wide Festival

FECHA DE EXHIBICIÓN: 15.11.2020