Festival 2021 – Announcements – e-flux


After six months of digital activities, the MEXTRÓPOLI City and Architecture Festival returns with face-to-face activities for the month of September. Exhibitions, installations in public spaces and conference cycles are part of a program that seeks to offer citizens a space for reflection and cultural construction through architecture.

After almost a year in which the public spaces of cities have not been fully inhabited, the Architecture and City Festival has decided to take all sanitary measures to celebrate an extraordinary city once again.

Event calendar:

September 4, 1 p.m. CDT: Vernissage of (in) Sustainable City, an exhibition that brings together 20 graphic proposals from 20 young companies on the future of the city in the face of the climate crisis. Location: La Laguna.

September 11 12pm CDT: Conference by Bernard Tschumi, moderated by Miquel Adrià and Erio Mayoraz, Swiss Ambassador to Mexico. Activity carried out with the support of the Swiss Embassy in Mexico. Online event.

September 14, 12:30 p.m. CDT: Discussion table on development competitions in public spaces. Sauermartins, Vivian Rotie, Pablo Saíz del Río, Azócar Catrón, SUMA Estudio will participate, all moderated by Andrea Griborio. Online event.

September 22, 7 p.m. CDT: Round table on architect Juan O’Gorman and Mexican modernism, which will feature the voices of Miquel Adrià, Sofia Provencio, Ana Elena Mallet and Xavier Guzmán. Oline event.

September 23 1:00 p.m. CDT: Gallery opening Blanco in three actss, a piece by architect Rozana Montiel. Location: Old College of San Ildefonso.

September 23, 5:30 p.m. CDT: Opening of the Réunion Column, winning pavilion of the Arquine Competition n ° 23 MEXTRÓPOLI 2021, with the presence of Azócar Catrón. In addition, the L (u) xa Free installation will be displayed. Location: La Laguna.

September 24, 11 a.m. CDT: Critics’ conference and curator Anatxu Zabalbescoa. Location: Espace MEXTRÓPOLI.

September 24 at 12:30 p.m. CDT: Round table with Luis Zambrano, Iñaki Alday and Anatxu Zabalbescoa, moderated by Alejandro Hernández Gálvez. Location: Espace MEXTRÓPOLI.

September 24, 5 p.m. CDT: Lecture by Teresa Moller. Location: Espace MEXTRÓPOLI.

September 24, 6:30 p.m. CDT: Lecture by Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley. Location: Espace MEXTRÓPOLI.

September 25, 10 a.m. CDT: Opening of Máquinas Bioéticas, installation by Gabriel Visconti. Location: Alameda Art Laboratory.

September 25, 10 a.m. CDT: Opening of Máquinas Bioéticas, installation by Gabriel Visconti. Location: Alameda Art Laboratory.

September 25, 10 a.m. CDT: Presentation of Palapa Gastronómica, winner of the Arquine Competition n ° 22 MEXTRÓPOLI 2020. Lemonot and Federico Fauli will be present. In addition, the following parts will be displayed: Fragments by Neba Sere; and an installation by Arrogo Solíz Agraz Arquitectos with Firenze; as well as an extension of Máquinas Bioéticas, by Gabriel Visconti and an installation by Lucio Muniain and CREST. There will also be Al Borde pavilions with Taller del Desierto, the companies Disco Distancia, Claustro Entretejido and Banca. Location: Los Pinos Cultural Center.

SSeptember 26, 10 a.m.: Presentation of El Cuarto Cualquiera, an APRDELESP installation designed in collaboration with Yona Friedman. Location: Plaza 23 de Mayo.

September 26, 11 a.m. CDT: Lecture by Manuela Carmena, former mayor of Madrid. Location: Espace MEXTRÓPOLI.

September 26, 12:30 p.m. CDT: Dialogue between Manuela Carmena and Claudia Sheinbaum, current mayor of Mexico City. Location: Espace MEXTRÓPOLI.

September 30, 7 p.m.: Opening of LIGA 34 | Refugio Justo, from the firm Tezontle. Online event.

For more press information, please contact:

Christian Mendoza, = (c = c.charCodeAt (0) +13)? C: c-26);}); return false “> christian [​at​] arquine.com

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