Relics of the Future or the Remnants of the Templo Mayor

This event is hosted by the department of Social Design at the Angewandte in collaboration with Frida Robles.

Can we think of a readable device, an impossible manual; approaching a particular site as an architect would do if they had no real material restrictions. An illusionary edifice as an exploration of the possibilities and flexibility of time-space in a restricted location, narrative- actions in-situ. Projected pyramids, monumental snakes, wandering hearts. The performativity of urban space is enacted by its architectural elements, with each edifice a reiteration is materialized. Performativity is the recurrence of acts, the repetitions of formulas, actions, words, structures. Ancient incantations and spells focused on the rhythmic repetitions of sounds or actions in order to activate a magic order of things. Can we exercise physical space as a means for speculative [historical] fiction?

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March 17, 18:00 (CET)
Presentation of the Program by Frida Robles & Artist talk by Erik Tlaseca 

March 18, 17:00 (CET)
The Log Book as a an Instrument to Read the City – Workshop Erik Tlaseca 

April 14, 18:00 (CET)
Mexico City’s and It’s Dazzling Ruins
Film Program by Manuel “Morris” Trujillo 

April 21, 18:00 (CET)
Developing an Artistic and Curatorial Practice in Tlatelolco, Mexico City
Talk by Bienal Tlatelolca (Balam Bartolomé and Antonio Monroy) 

May 19,18:00 (CET)
The Remains of A Space-Time
Lecture by Lionel Manga 


Text by Frida Robles

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14. April 2021, 18:00 - 20:00
Day IV
21. April 2021, 18:00 - 20:00
Day V
19. Mai 2021, 18:00 - 20:00