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CICLO: Using art and culture for reappropriating our cities

InterviewCasa Barrio Tepito, Mexico City ・ March 19, 2019

"I am interested in urbanism in the way that it reflects our society. How we live in our cities is how we live in our society,” said Laura Reséndiz, an art director of CICLO. CICLO is a Mexico-based organization... Keep Reading →

The tragedies of Mexico City’s Tlatelolco housing complex

PlacePlaza de las Tres Culturas, Mexico City ・ March 1, 2019

I've recently watched a 2004 Mexican film Temporada de patos directed by Fernando Eimbcke. The movie depicts two fourteen years old kids and their "ordinary" yet adventurous Sunday in Mexico City. While... Keep Reading →

What should a public space sound like? Audiorama, a hidden gem in Bosque de Chapultepec

PlaceAudiorama, Mexico City ・ February 10, 2019

Chapultepec is one of the most important landmarks of Mexico City since the Pre-Columbian era. This large, over 686 hectares forest park is where Mexicans want to visit to enjoy a comfortable weekend together... Keep Reading →

Urbanist guide to Mexico City

Intro Mexico City ・ February 10, 2019

• It's a cliche, but architect Luis Barragán's former residence Casa Estudio Luis Barragán is a must visit for architecture lovers. • Founded by Mexican architect Fernando Romero, Archivo dieno y architectrie... Keep Reading →

Little L.A. - returnee migrants' hub to start a new life in Mexico City

PlaceLittle Los Angeles, Mexico City ・ February 3, 2019

It has become familiar with most of the western cities to have the neighborhoods called "Little -". Little Italy, Little Tokyo, Little Greece just to name a few. These neighborhoods have historically functioned... Keep Reading →

Parque Coppelia, the world’s largest ice cream parlour in Havana, Cuba

PlaceParque Coppelia, Havana ・ January 10, 2019

In Havana, I felt confused with the blend of different architectural types, and beautiful yet overwhelming architecture of decadence. Cuba: Architecture and the Social Order helped me to get a gist of... Keep Reading →

Callejon de Hamel, a site for Afro-Cuban Pop Art

PlaceCallejon de Hamel, Havana ・ January 8, 2019

Callejon de Hamel is a moderate size street that is hidden in Cayo Hueso neighborhood, and is one of the main centers of Afro-Cuban culture in Havana. The street is full of open-air galleries and public... Keep Reading →

Urbanist's guide to New York

Intro New York ・ December 29, 2018

• Obviously High Line - one of New York's finest urban parks and urban planner's dream. • There’s no place better to appreciate all things Jane Jacobs than New York City! Definitely visit Washington square... Keep Reading →
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