ROOTS, 90 years 90 trees

ROOTS, 90 years 90 trees
By x-studio::Iván Juárez. [SLP] Mexico
metalocus, ÁNGELA SOLÍS
ROOTS by Iván Juárez. Photography © x-studio
With 90 trees Ivan Juarez celebrates 90 years of independence of Autonomous University. Trees were first in "la Plaza de los Fundadores" and finally the trees will be planted at different university campuses.

Memory of project

On the Occasion of the 90th Anniversary of Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí (UASLP) in Mexico, the architect Ivan Juarez, has conceived the site specific intervention Raíces, in one of the most significant urban spaces in the city: La Plaza de los Fundadores (Founders' Square),in front of Main Building the oldest and most emblematic building from the university.

The intervention reflects on the significance of education as a tree that grows from a seed and expands in many branches as a metaphor of knowledge. A rooted tree that grows, feeds us, share its wisdom, shade and shelter.

Each of the 90 trees represents the same number of year sof autonomy granted to the university in 1923. The intervention proposes that, from this commemoration and as a symbol, the trees will be planted at different university campuses as part of the natural and cultural landscape of the city.

Text.- Iván Juárez.



Main architect.- Iván Juárez. more


Ivan Juarez, is a member of the National System of Art Creators through the Mexican National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA). He is founder of x-studio in Mexico, after acting as co-director at ex-studio in Barcelona. His projects explore the relationship between art and function; integrating the disciplines of architecture, design, sculpture and installation. He has developed a more