Displacements. Mexico Pavilion. Architecture as expression of the community

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Gabriela Gil Verenzuela.
Ministry of Culture of the Government of Mexico and the National Institute of Fine Arts Arts and Literature of Mexico.
Antonio Plá Pérez, Fernanda Canales, Gabriel Konzevik Cabib, Judith Meléndrez Bayardo, Sandra Calvo, Rosario Hernández Arguello, Rozana Montiel, Escobedo Solíz Arquitectos (Andrés Solíz Paz, Pavel Escobedo), Estudio MMX (Jorge Arvizu, Ignacio del Río, Emmanuel Ramírez, Diego Ricalde), Estudio Macias Peredo (Magui Peredo, Salvador Macias, Diego Quirarte), Estudio Nuñez Zapata (Roberto Nuñez, Katia Zapata), OH Abogados (Juan O'Gorman, Pablo Gutiérrez de la Peza), JC Arquitectura (Juan Carral) , Kiltro Polaris (Victor Evergenyi Kelly), PLUG Architecture (Román Cordero Tovar, Izbeth Mendoza); Regenerative Incidence Projects Workshop of the Universidad Iberoamericana CDMX (Juan Casillas Pintor, Roberto Contreras, Adrian Sánchez)
May 22 to July 31, August 01 to September 21, 2021.
Mexico Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Venice, Italy.

Isadora Hastings

Isadora Hastings is a professor in Architecture from UNAM and the Polytechnic University of Madrid, 2007. She is a founding member of the non-profit organization Cooperation Comunitaria A.C. together with Eng. Gerson Huerta and, since 2010, director of said organization, where Habitat Social Production and Management projects have been developed, as well as Integral Reconstruction in rural communities of the most vulnerable states of Mexico. In the regions where she works, she has directed participatory and training processes with a comprehensive and systemic approach. For the comprehensive reconstruction work that it has directed, Community Cooperation has been recognized with 5 awards, including the Green Star Awards 2017, awarded by UNEP and OCHA, of the United Nations (UN) and the Transformative Cities Award 2019, in the category of housing awarded by the Trasnational Institute, in Amsterdam, Holland. Since 2003, she has conducted research on progressive self-produced housing processes, both in peri-urban and rural areas, and the impact of participatory social interactions on the production and social management of housing and habitat. In 2004 she was a FONCA fellow in the Young Creators program. She has been a judge at the Oscar Hagerman Awards, the IAP Social Foundation Share Awards, and the Transformative Cities Awards, TNI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She has published articles in the books Venandlungssache Mexiko Stadt and Städt im wandel, Berlin, Germany; in the magazine Informes de la Construcción and Traditional Architecture Journal, Madrid Spain and in the book La Vivienda Popular, Mexico. Challenges for the XXI Century, Mexico. Since 2020 she is a full-time academic at the National Academy of Architecture of Mexico.

Taller de Arquitectura. Mauricio Rocha

Taller de Arquitectura / Mauricio Rocha. Graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, Max Cetto Workshop (UNAM) 1985-1990 with Honorable Mention. In 1991 he founded Taller de Arquitectura / Mauricio Rocha. Throughout 30 years of professional practice, he has developed projects of a public and private nature of multiple scales, alternating his work with the realization of ephemeral architecture interventions in art exhibitions, as well as museography.

He has been awarded on multiple occasions individually and as a firm, in 2013 the Faculty of Architecture of UNAM awarded him the Federico Mariscal Chair with the highest recognition of this house of studies for professional practice, in 2014 he received the Emerging Voices recognition granted the Architectural League of New York to 8 architecture firms from America; He has received the first prize and gold medal on two occasions from the Mexican Architecture Biennial, as well as the Quito Pan-American Architecture Biennial (BAQ) and the Ibero-American Architecture and Urbanism Biennial (BIAU), among other national and international recognitions.

In 2019, the French Academy of Architecture awarded him the Médaille d'Or Palmarés, the highest recognition for a professional career. Last year he received the Brick Award, recognition for excellent brick architecture. He has been a fellow and jury for the FONCA Arts Commission, as well as for various institutions, competitions and Biennials. He is a life jury member for the Marcelo Zambrano Scholarship. Member of the National Academy of Architecture and Member of the National Academy of Arts. He has taught at various Universities in Mexico City and given conferences in different parts of Mexico, South America, USA and Europe. His work has been exhibited in Mexico, NY, China, Brazil, Venice, Turin, among other cities and countries; He has also been published in magazines and books such as Domus, 10x10 Phaidon, Arquine, Escala, Summa +, The Architectural Review, The Plan, among others; In 2011 he published his book Mauricio Rocha Taller de Arquitectura.

Elena Tudela

Elena Tudela has a Bachelor of Architecture from the UNAM Faculty of Architecture with a Diploma of Merit and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design in 2012 from the Graduate School of Design of Harvard University. She is a Doctorate Candidate in Architecture at UNAM on resilient urban design. She is a professor at the Faculty of Architecture and tutor of the Postgraduate Program in Sustainability Sciences at UNAM. She is a co-founder of the ORU Office of Urban Resilience focused on urban design, adaptation and sustainable development with an emphasis on water infrastructure, landscape and public space. She worked in the General Directorate of Strategic Projects of SEDUVI and in the Public Space Authority of Mexico City. In 2013 she was a FONCA fellow within the Young Creators Program. In 2014 he obtained an Honorable Mention in the Contest for the Mexico Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015. He coordinated the urban design area of ​​the Quebradora Water Park Project (IIS UNAM) in Iztapalapa that received the regional Gold 2017 and Gold in the Global category in 2018 from Lafarge Holcim Sustainable Awards. She collaborated as an advisor to the Gaeta + Springall office on water infrastructures for the Parque Lineal Ferrocarril de Cuernavaca project, winner of the award for its construction, and second place at the Quito Biennial in 2018. She has been a jury for the Obras Award and has written for DOMUS, Arquine, Bitácora and Capitel magazines. She recently published an article for the book "Ecological Urbanism in Latin America" ​​by GG publishing house. She is currently a member of the Public Space Advisory Council and the Resilience Advisory Council of the Government of Mexico City and is part of the National System of Art Creators.




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