Public Works and Collective Housing by Abraham Zabludovsky

María Bustamante Harfush


Public Works and Collective Housing by Abraham Zabludovsky
Conversation with María Bustamante Harfush

  • Saturday June 22, 2024
  • 13:00h
  • Arte Abierto | 2nd floor Artz Pedregal
  • Free admission

No registration required.

Architect Abraham Zabludovsky had a prolific career throughout his life. He is mainly recognized for the public works that he developed between 1980 and 2000, with iconic buildings in Mexico City such as the Tamayo Museum, the renovation of the National Auditorium, the Infonavit offices, the Library of Mexico at the Ciudadela and many more. Previously, between 1950 and 1980 he committed his work to the development of residential houses and collective housing buildings. He designed and built numerous complexes that today are distinctive of Mexico City, in neighborhoods such as Hipódromo, Condesa, Polanco, Lomas de Chapultepec and Tecamachalco.

Within the framework of the 100th anniversary of Architect Abraham Zabludovsky’s (1924-2024) birth, María Bustamante Harfush will share with us some of the particularities and essences of his public and residential projects as part of the Derive on Saturday, June 22 at Arte Abierto . In addition, we will celebrate his anniversary with two special tours: on Sunday, May 26, for his collective housing works and on Sunday, June 23, for his public works.

FUNDARQMX in alliance with Arte Abierto and UNAM through the Faculty of Architecture are pleased to invite you to the Abraham Zabludovsky tours: I. Collective housing and II. Public work , guided by the president of FUNDARQMX, Architect María Bustamante Harfush and Architect Rodrigo Díaz.


Guided by Arq. María Bustamante Harfush

Guided by Arq. Rodrigo Díaz

  • Sunday, June 23, 2024
  • 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • General: $500
  • Students, Teachers, INAPAM: $450
  • Tickets at: (link pending)


María Bustamante Harfush
Architect from the Universidad Iberoamericana, where she teaches classes. She has a master’s degree in Housing and Urban Planning from the Architectural Association of London. She is the director of the Taller María Bustamante Arquitectura where she has created more than 30 works. She is a researcher and author of books such as “Tacubaya in memory”, “90 years in the Heart of the Lomas”. Jury and tutor of FONCA Young Creators, in Architecture 2023-2024.
Chronicler and vice president of the College of Chroniclers of Mexico City; Member of the Luis Barragán Tapatia Architecture Foundation and Modern Architecture Estudio y Conservación AC. President of FUNDARQMX, a foundation that promotes an urban-architectural culture in Mexico, awarded with the “Medal of Merit in Arts.”

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Arte Abierto continues with its new public program Derivas de Arte y Arquitectura (Art & Architecture Derives), which seeks to renew our gaze on the architectural legacy of Mexico City. From a series of talks focused on rescuing the parallel stories of emblematic architectural projects and public spaces that have witnessed the variable intersection between art and architecture. In this first stage, the program deals mainly with modern architecture, based on a series of talks given by invited curators, architects, artists and urban planners.

With this program, ways of returning to architecture part of its public, experiential, collective character and close to those of us who inhabit the city are tested, recognizing in it its condition as a living archive. From these talks, circumstances, contexts and anecdotes are revealed that have been part of his sensitive memory and that complement his material memory, a relationship that often escapes documentary narratives and academic accounts.

The objective of the drifts is to generate experiences of spatial rediscovery, which allow us to renew our gaze on the legacy of certain emblematic architectural and artistic works, as well as those that have been forgotten.

The derives will be carried out free of charge on the last Saturday of each month, at 1:00 p.m. with a limited capacity.

Arte Abierto Derives :

February 26: Tania Ragasol / Entorno urbano, cotidianidad y arte: La Torre de los Vientos by Gonzalo Fonseca

March 26 : David Miranda / Del Animal Herido y otros eventos escultóricos dentro de la arquitectura moderna

April 23: Gustavo Lipkau y Xavier Hierro / Integración plástica de los edificios del campus central de CU: sus murales

May 28: Marisol Argüelles / La casa-estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo. Del espacio doméstico a la dimensión de lo público

June 25: Luis Javier de la Torre/ La Ruta de la Amistad MÉXICO68… más allá de 1968

July 30: Aldo Solano/ Architecture for playing in 20th Century Mexico City.

August 27: Christian del Castillo/ Tracing the modern in the architecture of the Historic Center of Mexico City.

September 24: Juan José Kochen/ The Ideal of the Multifamily Apartment cComplex.

October 29: Tania Candiani/ Quantum Prelude. Sound activation by Tania Candiani.

March 25: Ana Garduño/ Cultural Geographies: The invention of museum circuits in 20th century Mexico City.

May 27: Rebeca Barquera/ The Plastic Integration Movement México: More than murals on buildings.

June 17: Julián Arroyo Cetto/ Max Cetto in the beginning of El Pedregal.

July 29: Peter Kriegel/ The eco-aesthetics of El Pedregal and constructive botany in the megacity of Mexico.

August 26: Arturo Rivera García y Roberto Bustamante Castrejón/ Jardines del Pedregal Legacy: Memory and Identity.

September 30: Tonatiuh Martínez/ The garden as an extension of nature.

October 21: Lorena Botello/ Clara Porset’s Design: Between Tradition and Modernity.

March 23: Alejandro Ochoa Vega y Francisco Haroldo Alfaro Salazar/ Cinemas in Mexico in the 20th Century: Distant Spaces in Memory.

April 20: Rodrigo Torres Ramos / Pictorial Functionalism: The proposal for plastic integration of Mario Pani and Carlos Mérida.

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