The footprint, understood as a metaphor, has long described the relationship between architecture and the land on which it sits, that which reminds us of what happened. This metaphor has also begun to refer to a global asymmetry, where architecture consumes a great part of the planetary resources, establishing a dangerous distinction between society and nature, inevitably leading us to a future where architecture and land are dissociated.
On the other hand, the idea of utopia refers us to the future, and is presented to us as something we pursue but never achieve; it promises us optimism and at the same time disappointment. However, fragments of that apparently unattainable utopia are already present in actions that are happening somewhere nearby, and on the peripheries of our imaginary. Ideas that are building the future, right now.
The Architecture Pavilion of the Mexican Design Open 2020, explores various formats, media and scales that go beyond the production of buildings. The future is now, it seeks to incorporate the aspirations of those who produce it, presenting architecture and its footprints as a permanent action and a critical artifact, useful for proposing new and innovative means of asking questions about what is possible, in all matters concerning our future, our planet, our society, and our time.
PROYECTOR | Tania Tovar Torres and Juan Carlos Espinosa Cuock
Salvador Elizalde Sarmiento
GRAPHIC DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT