July 7, 2018

With their striking colors and circuitous forms, the street markets of Mexico City comprise a vital part of the everyday life and public culture of the metropolis.  Known as tianguis, this mode of buying and selling goods dates at least to the period of Aztec rule, and...

October 31, 2017


Rafael Herrin-Ferri in conversation with Joseph Heathcott

Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
The Architectural League of New York

The event is free, but registration is required: register here.

All the Queens Houses is an ongoing photographic survey by architect/art...

January 13, 2017

This edition of Cityscapes presents a selection of photographs from several barrios around Mexico City, all outside the Centro Historico.  The photographs were shot between December 2016 and January 2017. Click the image above to view.

The 'Distrito Fedral' is the offic...

October 17, 2016

The 'medinas' or old walled cities of Morocco are a highly varied urban form with a dynamic history stretching over two thousand years.  Each medina developed within and as a response to specific regional conditions of geography, climate, politics, and social relations...

September 29, 2016

These photographs comprise a love song for north St. Louis.  Over the last 20 years I have spent a lot of time in this part of the city, bicycling around, attending church meetings, working on projects, learning from elders.  Like many, I have a deep affection for thes...

September 5, 2016

Starting this fall, I will be showcasing photographs that I have taken over the years to document Urban Cultural Landscapes.  The first in this series is Coyoacán, a former colonia and now part of sprawling Mexico City.  The word Coyoacán means "place of the coyotes."...

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