Juan José Kochen: El ideal del multifamiliar. Derivas de Arte y Arquitectura de Arte Abierto.



Arte Abierto’s Art and Architecture Derives  is a program of routes proposed by invited curators, architects, artists and urban planners, to explore a series of architectural spaces and significant artistic interventions in public spaces in Mexico City. The purpose of the derives is to generate experiences of spatial rediscovery, which renew our view of the legacy of certain architectural and artistic works, both emblematic and forgotten.

The derives are held the last Saturday of each month of 2022 at 12:00 p.m. Free entry. Limited seating.

The ideal of the multifamily apartment complex.

A conversation with Juan José Kochen.

• Live talk with Juan José Kochen.

• Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 1:00 pm.

• The event will be held at Espacio Arte Abierto, located on the 2nd floor in Artz Pedregal.

• Free admission.

We all know some Housing Unit in Mexico City, we have visited them or even lived in them. They are considered a symbol of modernity in our country, but what stories do they hide? And how have they defined the ways of life and the image of the City?

Click here to learn more about the talk with Juan José Kochen.

Click here to download the press release.


Juan José Kochen
Architect and publisher. He studied Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Journalism at the Carlos Septién García School of Journalism and a master’s degree in Analysis, Theory and History of Architecture at UNAM. He wrote for the newspaper Reforma, was editor of Arquine, consultant to the General Subdirectorate of Sustainability and Technology of Infonavit, fellow of the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt), of the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and of the Youth Program Creators of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) on two occasions. He is the author of La utopía como modelo, a professor at the Universidad Iberoamericana and director of the ICA Foundation.

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Espacio Arte Abierto is located in the center of the garden, entering through the 2nd floor of ARTZ Pedregal (Periférico Sur 3720, Jardines del Pedregal, Álvaro Obregón) in Mexico City.

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