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Please join us at the Center for Architecture for the opening of El Helicoide: From Mall to Prison. 

Built in the late 1950s as a state-of-the-art, drive-in mall, El Helicoide was never completed and went through decades of abandonment, failed private and public projects, and informal occupations until the security police took it over in 1985. A modern ruin, the building epitomizes modernity’s utopic dreams and their dystopian reality, ultimately presenting the dark side of modernity in Latin America.

Organized by: Center for Architecture and PROYECTO HELICOIDE

Curated and designed by: Celeste Olalquiaga 

Graphic design by: A. Sotillo and G. Fontanillasa (VACA)

Tuesday, 5/09
6pm to 8pm
Center for Architecture
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