Arquine’s second annual International Architecture and Latin American City festival, MEXTRÓPOLI, will take place from March 6-10, 2015 in Mexico City. To encourage citizen participation, the festival will be broken down into six parts: listening, dialogue, observation, taking action, participation and celebration.
MEXTRÓPOLI aims to convert Mexico City into a pioneering city, making it an architectural reference for the continent. The festival also serves as an important cultural project for the city, encouraging urban regeneration and promoting Mexico city’s artistic heritage.
The event will connect architects, designers, urbanists, sociologists, artists and citizens, bringing together leading critics, theorists and professionals in order to convert Mexico city into the region’s epicenter of architecture, and a leader in creative transformation through cultural activities and touristic development of the city’s historic center, heritage venues, theaters, museums, streets and public squares.
MEXTRÓPOLI is based on 15 years of experience from the Arquine Congress, which was held annually until 2014 when it transformed into MEXTRÓPOLI, with the aim of positioning Mexico City as an important and diverse center for sharing and promoting architectural knowledge.
As the most populated city and the heart of the continent, Mexico City needs new and diverse ideas to activate its urban space, not only from world-renowned professionals but also from its citizens. The Festival aims to generate interaction between citizens and specialists, promoting creativity, critical thinking and participation in order to generate new ideas about architecture and Mexico City.
Francesco Careri | Architect - Rome
Anupama Kundoo | Architect - Mumbai
Richard Sennett | Sociologist - New York
Pier Vittorio Aureli | Architect - Brussels
Liu Xiaodu | Architect - Shenzen
Pedro Gadanho | Architect - New York
Richard Burdett | Urbanist - London
Saskia Sassen | Sociologist - New York
Phyllis Lambert | Philanthropist - Montreal
Dominique Perrault | Architect - Paris
Fernando Romero | Architect - Mexico City
Félix Arranz | Architect - Barcelona
Pablo Lazo | Urbanist - Sao Paulo
Martha Thorne | Architect - Madrid
Flores & Prats | Architects - Barcelona
WORKSHOP AND ROUTE GUIDES
Zuloark | Architect - Madrid
Yair Wolff | Architect and Urbanist - Mexico City
Rodrigo Velasco | Architect - Mexico City
Isaac Torres | Artist and Urbanist - Mexico City
Uryan Lozano | Communications expert and Artist - Mexico City
Zael von Mazon | Architect and Artist - Mexico City
Pablo Goldin | Architect - Mexico City
Carmen Ramos | Architect - Mexico City
Martha Laura Peña | Architect and Urbanist - Mexico City
Gustavo Madrid Vázquez | Architect - Mexico City
Elias Cattan | Architect - Mexico City
Jorge Pedro | Communications expert - Aguascalientes
Christian del Castillo | Architect and Artist - Mexico City
"What politics separates, culture unites and the city intertwines."
Guillermo Tovar y de Teresa
DesdeMarch 06, 2015 09:00 AM
HastaMarch 10, 2015 05:00 PM
DirecciónAvenida Independencia, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06000 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico