Group 7 Created with Sketch.
Group 3 Copy Created with Sketch.

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
Location
Center for Architecture
Group 6 Created with Sketch.

BROWSER UPGRADE RECOMMENDED

Our website has detected that you are using a browser that will prevent you from accessing certain features. An upgrade is recommended to experience the full features of the Black Frame website. Use the links below to upgrade your exisiting browser.