The Mexico City Initiative
Join issue editors Irmgard Emmelhainz (La Esmeralda, Mexico City) and Jane Hutton (LA, GSD), along with contributors Diane Davis (UPD, GSD), Ivonne Santoyo Orozco (Architectural Association, London), and editorial board member Adrian Blackwell (UWaterloo, visiting LA faculty) for a conversation about Scapegoat’s latest issue on Mexico DF / NAFTA.
The first day of 2014 marked twenty years since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came into effect. Continuing and deepening the neoliberal agenda begun in the 1970s, NAFTA is now physically manifest at multiple scales, from soil composition to building types and patterns of urbanization. NAFTA has realigned capital flows, intensified and re-directed channels of migration from Latin America into the United States and Canada, and radically transformed both rural and urban land-use. SCAPEGOAT focuses its seventh issue on the Federal District of Mexico City (Mexico D.F.) as one of many specific loci through which to read the spatial implications of the political and economic realignment of the Northern Hemisphere.
SCAPEGOAT Issue 06 MEXICO DF / NAFTA includes contributions by Eduardo Abaroa / Paola Aguirre / Carolina Alba & Javier Toscano / Pilar Calveiro / Livia Corona Benjamin / Sara Cowles & Alan Smart / Raymond B. Craib / Irmgard Emmelhainz / Layla Emmelhainz / Rodrigo Escandón Cesarman, José Esparza Chong Cuy, Guillermo González Ceballos & Tania Osorio Harp / Yutsil Cruz & Alfonso Hernandez / Diane E. Davis / Carolyn Deuschle & Lauren Elachi / Daniela Gil Esteva / Silvia Gruner / Isadora Hastings / Carla Herrera-Prats / Dawn Hoogeveen / Gerson Huerta García / Gustavo Lipkau & Fabiola Torres Pacheco / Lara Nielsen / Sergey Pigach / Silvia Ribeiro / Ivonne Santoyo-Orozco / Will Straw / Sayak Valencia / Miguel Ventura
SCAPEGOAT is an independent journal focusing on the relationship between architecture, landscape architecture, and political economy. The journal examines the links between capitalism and the built environment, addressing the power relations that structure space, the exploitation of labor and resources, and the uneven distribution of environmental risks and benefits.
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