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World Design Capital Cdmx 2018: The Latest Architecture and News

Why is CDMX the 2018 World Design Capital?

08:00 - 7 October, 2018
Cortesía de Danae Santibáñez
Cortesía de Danae Santibáñez

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At first sight, when approaching CDMX from the sky, is overwhelming. A sea of buildings indicates an arrival to the fifth most populated capital in the world. The size of the city, makes it difficult to recognize its limits, so it is inevitable to use urban and suburban landmarks such as the Zócalo square (downtown), Tamayo Museum in Chapultepec Park (West), University City, the Frida Kahlo Museum (Coyoacán), and Ciudad Satélite (north exit), to orient yourself.

Located in a strategic geographical position within the traditional routes of design, the city benefits from the connections and close interactions with North America and Europe. Fortunately, these external tendencies are refined within the "local" filter; the vast history and tradition of indigenous Mexican cultures permeate foreign influences making them unique creations, with a marked interest in native materials and working techniques.

The Chemistry of Kahlo Blue

14:45 - 18 June, 2018
The Chemistry of Kahlo Blue, Collage. Image Cortesía de Danae Santibáñez
Collage. Image Cortesía de Danae Santibáñez

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Before the monochromatic works of Yves Klein, who created the International Klein Blue (IKB), Frida's 'Kahlo Blue' already existed in Mexico City's core.