Mérida 90

Monday, 02 June 2014 17:21 Written by Livia Radwanski    
This projects seeds to reflect the situation taking place in approximately 8,000 locations classed as ‘High Risk Housing’, by creating a historical memory of a space that has witnessed significant urban changes in Mexico City for over a century.

The America Building acts as a setting to introduce the characters from 22 different families. Though their stories, the social changes of Mexico City and the Colonia Roma are narrated. The building and the dynamics of its inhabitants show us the motives and processes of a phenomenon specific to large metropolises, known as gentrification or residential ‘elitization’.

Mérida 90 will be published as a book in October 2011 by Tumbona Ediciones, with the support of the National Council for Culture and the Arts (Conaculta), through the co-publishing program of the DGP (Directorate General of Publications).
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