Title: “Echoes of a Land”
Commissioner: Gabriela Gil
Curator: Gabriela Etchegaray
Exhibitors: Atelier ARS, Isaac Broid + PRODUCTORA, Juan Carral Arquitectura, Manuel Cervantes Céspedes-CC Arquitectos, Comunal: Taller de Arquitectura, Estudio ALA, Estudio MMX, Estudio Macías Peredo, Escobedo Soliz, Carlos González Lobo, GDU:Grupo de Diseño Urbano, Oscar Hagerman + CANO VERA, Alberto Kalach, Enrique Lastra, Javier Muñoz, Mario Peniche, Augusto Quijano, Alejandro Vales, Jorge Carlos Zoreda, Enrique Norten-TEN Arquitectos, S-AR, JSa Javier Sánchez + Aisha Ballesteros, Hugo Sánchez, Taller 6A, Taller Héctor Barroso, Alonso de Garay-Taller ADG, Taller de Arquitectura: Rocha-Carrillo, Carlos Zedillo
Mexico’s Pavilion shows the geographical and imaginary space where contemporary Mexican architecture takes place as a contrasting territory. Echoes of a Land implies a fertile, high-dense space that enhances and enriches architectural practices, one that takes the form of both sublime landscapes and threatening scenarios. Emphasizing natures’ quotidian and almost imperceptible offers, Echoes of a Land describes the generosity of a territory that bears the consequences of its diversity and its inconsistencies. Those vulnerabilities that allow for an inhabited space to take the form of immersive forests, volcanoes, lakes, earthquakes, floods, or changing climates; all could be currently read beyond the landscape into Mexican society. Thus, a double dialogue is subtly established between vulnerabilities as natural and physical conditions and as human interventions echoed into a creative process. The pavilion conceives both of them in their richness, not as obstacles but as free treats seeking for new ways of thinking and presuming a renewed sense of humanity in architectural practices. Through a portrayal of murals, Echoes of a Land exhibits the contrasting territory and the sum of the overlapping vulnerabilities displayed as opportunities and conditions, in an attempt to engage and inhabitate consciously a land.
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