Tag Archives: Mexico City

How to grow a library

Mexico City architects Arquitectura 911sc and Fernanda Canales have brilliantly surrounded a century-old two-story, brick and stucco house with a concrete and glass frame creating a 21st century library and cultural center. Situated in the southern district of Coyocán, the … Continue reading

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Vancouver to Mexico City by Subway

The webcomic site xkcd.com has developed an amazing map that links every subway system in North America. Based on this fanciful map, it appears possible to travel from Vancouver, Canada to Mexico City, Mexico completely underground. How neat is that? … Continue reading

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This exciting series of award-winning, promotional videos was produced last year for the Mexico City bookstore chain Libreria Gandhi by the advertising firm Ogilvy Mexico and the videos were directed by Rodrigo Garcia. If you’re in Mexico City, be sure to … Continue reading

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The A47 Mobile Library is a book mobile that travels around Mexico City. Funded by the nonprofit alumnos47 foundation, the A47 carries 1500 books and is large enough to accommodate small groups for workshops, lectures, book groups or just to … Continue reading

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NYC: The Water Tank Project

An impressive roster of New York City artists have signed-on to participate in a consciousness-raising project dubbed The Water Tank Project. Designed to draw public attention to the urgent need for water conservation and the myriad threats to the world’s … Continue reading

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Mapping Cities – by nose

  Artist Sissel Tolaas is half-Icelandic, half-Norwegian and lives in Berlin. Her artwork explores the sense of smell by examining how people detect and describe odors. She’s particularly interested in how smell impacts the experience of the world around us. Her … Continue reading

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All the museum that money can buy

Carlos Slim could be the world’s richest person with an estimated wealth exceeding $53 billion. But on March 1st he was just another art patron unveiling his personal museum. The Museo Soumaya, named for Slim’s late wife, will open officially … Continue reading

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