Urban Landscape + Everyday Life in Mexico City

For this ongoing research project, I am investigating the production of urban macroform in Mexico City, and the varied modes of life that spatial forms enable and constrain.  

The work combines several methods, including fieldwork (site studies, observation, and interviews), spatial analysis using GIS and aerial imagery, drawing and photographic documentation.

Thus far, the research has resulted in several journal articles, a large portfolio of documentary photographs and suborbital images and collages, several invited  presentations, and interviews and feature pieces in The Guardian, Vice-Mexico, and Chilango magazine. 

Works Completed and In Progress

"Showcase Politics: The Production and Distribution of New Public Space in Mexico City." Co-authored with David López Garcia.  Submitted to the Journal of Urban Affairs.

 

"Design Highs and Policy Lows in the Making of New Public Space in Mexico City." Co-authored with David López Garcia.  Submitted to the Journal of Urban Design.

"A Walk through the Pedregal de Santo Domingo."  Virtual tour and talk for the Princeton University Program in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, Jan 2021.

"Living in the Diagram: Colonia Federal and Urban Planning in Twentieth Century Mexico City." Journal of Urbanism, December 2020.

"The Tianguis of Mexico City" in On Site Review 36 (March 2020), special issue on "Our Material Future."

"Mexico City Morphologies." Streetnotes 26 (2019), special issue on The View From Above.

"Architecture, Urban Form, and Assemblage Aesthetics in Mexico City's Street Markets." International Journal of Architectural Research 13, 1 (Mar 2019).

 

"Los Tianguis de CDMX," interview conducted by Sérgio Perez, for Vice magazine, Mexico City, 25 Oct 2018.

 

Project featured in The Guardian, 15 October 2018, under title "The Multicolored Street Markets of Mexico City." 

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