Mexican Cities Initiative: 2016 Summer Research Fellowship Program Presentation

The Mexican Cities Initiative Summer Research Fellowship has been established to fund innovative research on Mexico’s cities, open to all current GSD students and their collaborators. We solicit projects that offer new ways of envisioning Mexican cities and the role of humanist, design-based research in urban transformation, to research and communicate risk and resilience through the lens of everyday urbanism.

The 2016 Summer Research Fellows will present their findings from the field alongside guest critics Jose Castillo (Principal, a | 911), Benjamin Romano (Architect, LBR&A Arquitectos), Belinda Tato (Co-founder, ecosistema urbano), and Carlos Zedillo (Head of the Research Center for Sustainable Development, INFONAVIT).

RSVP is requested.

Presenting:

Holding It Together: Self-Provision and Institutional Management of Trash and Mobility Networks in Kanasin, Yucatan—Caroline Filice Smith, David Schoen, Juan Santa María & Rubén Segovia

Domestic Labor: The Invisible Paths—Luisa Piñeros Sánchez & Rayana Hossain

Inside/Out: A Survey of the Public and Private in Mexico City’s Patios—Anna Falvello Tomas & John Going

Yucatan Initiative—Alice Armstrong, Alejandro Fernández-Linares García, Alex Duffy, Arianna Galán, Chris Liao & Marysol Rivas Brito

Guest Critics:

Jose Castillo
Design Critic in Urban Planning and Design; Principal, a | 911

Benjamin Romano
Expert in Residence at the Harvard Graduate School of Design; Architect, LBR&A Arquitectos

Belinda Tato
Design Critic in Landscape Architecture; Co-founder, ecosistema urbano

Carlos Zedillo
Head of the Research Center for Sustainable Development, INFONAVIT

Introductory Remarks:

Diane Davis
Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism; Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard GSD

Mexican Cities Initiative (MCI) supports a public archive of Mexico-based research conducted at the GSD and elsewhere, a network of partnerships in and beyond Mexico, and an annual summer fellowship for innovative student research.

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