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Thursday, 3/14, 6pm - 8pm
Location
Center for Architecture
2.0 LU

Join us for the inaugural event of AIANY’s Global Dialogues “_Destinations” series, bringing together some of the city’s most dynamic designers to discuss how they address and are inspired by the myriad of challenges and opportunities that Mexico City affords and what lessons these hold for designers practicing globally. 

Global cities face a series of challenges that require evermore innovative design solutions from the designers working within them. From Mexico City to Mumbai and New York to Nanjing, cosmopolitan metropolises are confronted by climate change, shortage of quality affordable housing, and the need to create more meaningful and inclusive public spaces. Furthermore, cities are experiencing increases in immigration, the ongoing transformations from industrial to technological economies, and a need to continue to foster cultural, technological, and social innovation often against backdrops of rising populism and nationalism. Design is pulled between dual poles of the hyper-local and the super-global—solutions that are site-specific and emblematic of emerging paradigms. Global cities, global designers, global challenges—in 2019, the AIANY Global Dialogues Committee travels abroad, city by city, to explore how design is helping cities evolve.

As a global metropolis at the economic, social and cultural fulcrum of North, Central and South America, Mexico City creates conditions for design that are both unique to the city and also common to all the world’s global cosmopolitan capitals. How are designers working within the city to tackle issues of private and public space, housing, infrastructure, culture, sustainability, and resiliency in ways uniquely derived from Mexico City’s cultural, historic, and geographic context? Are these ideas applicable to global cities? 

Moderator:
Felipe Correa, Architecture Chair, UVA School of Architecture, and Founder, Somatic Collaborative

Speakers:
Benjamin Romano, Founder, LBR&A
Michel Rojkind, Founder, Rojkind Arquitectos
Fernando Romero, Founder, FR-EE
Kim Van Holsbeke, Director, SOM
Mauricio Rocha, Co-Founder, Taller Rocha + Carrillo 

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AIANY Global Dialogues
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Thursday, 3/14, 6pm - 8pm
Location
Center for Architecture
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