Cities today are not necessarily ones we want to live in. As the world becomes more urbanized, initiatives to improve urban environments are needed: Projects that transform the built environment or new ideas for improving the city of tomorrow.
Mexity explores new relationships between architecture and the city, highlighting innovation over four dynamic episodes: Public Spaces, Social Housing, Upcycling, and Productive Spaces.
This is Mexico City. “Here we risk.”
Directed by Kate Kliwadenko & Mario Novas
Episode one of MEXITY examines the ways contemporary Mexican architects are approaching award winning public spaces.
See progressive examples of building in harmony with pre-Hispanic history, and a showcase of uplifting post-earthquake urban revitalisation.
This episode features interviews wi...
"You don’t understand the kind of scarcity there is in Mexico and many other countries." - Javier Garciadiego, developer
Scarcity. Population density. Disaster recovery. Mexican architects are facing all of these challenges in ways that will surprise and inspire you.
Episode two of MEXITY looks...
“When the previous century’s architects arrived somewhere they usually tore everything down in order to start from scratch.” - Julio Amezcua, Reurbano
Valuable architecture from previous decades lies abandoned throughout Mexico City. Even worse - some of these historical gems are being reckless...
"Laguna was a bankrupt textile factory. I looked to the core of it, trying to understand the use of this place to see what it could become in the future." - Alberto Kritzler, developer
When manufacturing went offshore, many of the bustling factories in Mexico City were abandoned. The value of lo...
In Conversation with Mario Novas & Kate Kliwadenko
Join the creative team behind the new Shelter Originals series Mexity for an exclusive Shelter live-stream Q & A event with host Andrew Spicer (Folies) Filmmakers Mario Novas & Kate Kliwadenko join Shelter, to give a special insight into the research, production and discoveries of Mexity; and ans...