fernando romero's archivo diseño y arquitectura promotes + exhibits design in mexico
 
fernando romero's archivo diseño y arquitectura promotes + exhibits design in mexico
feb 29, 2016

fernando romero's archivo diseño y arquitectura promotes + exhibits design in mexico

fernando romero’s archivo diseño y arquitectura promotes + exhibits design in mexico
(above) the archive was founded by the mexican architect and his wife soumaya slim
all images © yannick wegner

 

 

 

founded by mexican architect fernando romero and his wife soumaya slim in 2012, ‘archivo diseño y arquitectura’ is a cultural space located in mexico city that promotes, exhibits, revises and broadcasts design in its many outlets. the archive consists of two collections: one of no less than 1500 national and international industrial design icons, and another one of bibliographical holdings dedicated to the architectural discipline. both are open to the public monday through friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm, and saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm free of charge.

fernando romero archivo diseño y arquitectura mexico city designboom 
the two collections are open to the public free of charge

 

 

 

the archive has established itself as a precedent and referent for the design community and enthusiasts, working with various curatorial and exhibition frames, contests, colloquy, and activities that beget critical exchanges within our own context. the aim is to integrate the academic and creative community with the public to continuously design ‘archivo’s’ identity and continue to establish the initiative as the pioneer for design revision in mexico and internationally.

fernando romero archivo diseño y arquitectura mexico city designboom
the bicycle exhibition is now closed

 

 

 

the singularities of ‘archivo diseño y arquitectura’ have been configured through a constant dialogue between industrial designers, architects, plastic artists, curators and specialized advisors. as it examines design’s guidelines and interpretations, the initiative remains critical of contemporary production, while assuming itself as a creative and innovative enterprise.

 

video © julián cáceres aravena

fernando romero archivo diseño y arquitectura mexico city designboom
the bicycles were paired with different design objects, in this case, helmets

fernando romero archivo diseño y arquitectura mexico city designboom
the exhibition was curated by cecilia león de la barra, david ortega, and regina pozo

fernando romero archivo diseño y arquitectura mexico city designboom
the archive has established itself as a precedent and referent for the design community and enthusiasts

fernando romero archivo diseño y arquitectura mexico city designboom
the aim of the archive is to integrate the academic and creative community with the public

fernando romero archivo diseño y arquitectura mexico city designboom
the archive is located on calle general francisco ramírez 4, in mexico city

fernando romero archivo diseño y arquitectura mexico city designboom
the show tries to unveil the dynamics of deployment through the analysis of bicycles

fernando romero archivo diseño y arquitectura mexico city designboom
the program offers to reflect on different culture makers in mexico, through different activities

fernando romero archivo diseño y arquitectura mexico city designboom
floor-to-ceiling double-height windows illuminate the space

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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