Mexity • Documentary, 11-Dec-2022
"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 locally made goods and the jobs they created was forgotten… but these productive spaces are making a comeback.
From repurposing derelict Ice and Textile factories to investing in the local production of bespoke goods and fresh produce, this episode visits a new generation of inspirational artisans in Mexico City.
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