PILARES: Centering Community

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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-Fernanda Canales Arquitectura
-Francisco Pardo Arquitecto
-Rozana Montiel Estudio de Arquitectura
-Taller Gabriela Carrillo
-TEN Arquitectos
-IUA Ignacio Urquiza 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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