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Research and participative projects, focused on solidary economy, working and living collectives and resilient neighborhoods at the time when Mexico lives through austere neoliberal economic agreement. The class of the Design for the Living World spends two months in Mexico and works in close cooperation with local residents and initiatives Huerto Roma Verde community garden, Palo Alto housing collective and CENTRO University in Mexico City, as well as Derive Lab at BEMA in Queretaro. At the end of the residency, a roundtable discussion with our partners and an exhibition is presented at Muca Roma of the UNAM.

Photo above: Palo Alto housing collective, Mexico City


Title: Mexico – In Solidarity: Living, Making, Together (En solidaridad: Viviendo y haciendo juntos)
A participatory project by the Design for the Living World class, University of Fine Arts/Hochschule für bildende Künste (HFBK) Hamburg.  In conjunction with Mexibility – We are in the city, we cannot leave it (Estamos en la ciudad, no podemos salir de ella) on the occasion of cultural and science exchange between Mexico and Germany in 2016.
Date: February 13 – March 26, 2017
Location: Mexico City, Queretaro and Mezquital Valley
Students: MacKenzie Boomer, Xin Cheng, Lisa Eggert, Tino Holzmann, Lea Kirstein, Robert Köpke, Barbara Niklas, Konouz Saeed, Kathrin Sohlbach, Mana Stahl, Julia Wycisk, and guests of the class Hye-Eun Kim (Konzeptdesign, HFBK Hamburg), Julia Tielke (Film department, HFBK Hamburg), Susanne Wilk (scenographer and architect, Berlin) and Tessa Zettel (artist and researcher, Sydney).
The Class of the Design for the Living World in collaboration with: The Mexico City based Huerto Roma Verde, Palo Alto housing collective and CENTRO University, as well the Derive Lab in Queretaro.
Supported by: Goethe Institut Mexico, Hochschule für bildende Künste (HFBK) Hamburg and Muca Roma of the UNAM Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.


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