CONVERSATION WITH CHRISTIAN DEL CASTILLO
TRACING THE MODERN IN THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE HISTORIC CENTER OF MEXICO CITY.
• Live conversation with Christian del Castillo.
• Saturday, August 27, 2022. at 1:00 pm.
• The event will be held at Espacio Arte Abierto, located on the 2nd floor in Artz Pedregal.
• Free admission.
Christian del Castillo
He is an architect from UNAM, where he also studied a Master’s degree in Analysis, Theory and History with a focus on Mathias Goeritz and his contribution to Mexican architecture in the second half of the 20th century. He was curator and coordinator of the Micro-urbanism program of Casa Vecina (2013-2017). He is co-author of The Goeritz Guide (Arquine, 2015), author of Rastreando lo moderno, arquitectura en el Centro Histórico de la ciudad de México 1930-1960 (Casa vecina: Foundation of the Historic Center of Mexico City, 2017) and co-author of Mathias Goeritz: Espacio creativo (University of Guadalajara / CUAAD, 2019). He was a fellow of the Young Creators program of FONCA 2014-2015, in the Architectural Design category with the project “Possibilities of an emergency architecture”, the same project that was part of the exhibition “Mexicalidad. Design and new generations” carried out by the MODO museum (2018-2021).
<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.