PILARES: Centering Community

Leading architecture firms gather online to discuss their community center designs for Mexico City’s PILARES initiative.

October 18, 2022

Recorded on October 12, 2022.

Current Work is a lecture series featuring leading figures in the worlds of architecture, urbanism, design, and art.

Mexico City’s PILARES (Puntos de Innovación, Libertad, Arte, Educación y Saberes, or Points of Innovation, Freedom, Art, Education, and Knowledge) projects are a series of over 250 (built and in-progress) public community centers. In this video, nine architecturally ambitious PILARES projects are presented by the following firms:

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  • AGENdA + TO
  • Fernanda Canales Arquitectura
  • FIERRO + Francisco Pardo Arquitecto
  • IUA Ignacio Urquiza Arquitectos + WORKac
  • Palma + PRODUCTORA
  • Rozana Montiel Estudio de Arquitectura
  • Taller Gabriela Carrillo
  • TEN Arquitectos

The presentations are introduced by Carlos Zedillo Velasco, who served as the architectural coordinator of the PILARES initiative, working as a consultant to the Mexico City government.

The presentations are followed by a conversation and Q&A with Mexico City-born journalist and researcher Suleman Anaya.


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