#01 NORTHERN MEXICO: MONTERREY
Monterrey is one of the most important cities of Mexico, for a while it has represented a symbol of prosperity and a growing economy. Now the city is entering a new era, it is struggling to maintain its status after a series of crisis. Insecurity, drug wars, hurricanes have being hitting the economy hardly and people struggle for identity and community life. It is on this topic that the URG sets up a research about urbanities and looks at the factors that affect the city. Departing from the paradigm on the "Generic City" by Rem Koolhaas, we rise the question on how architecture, urbanism, as well as design thinking might improve Monterrey’s lifestyle in the near future? Is architecture a solution?
A Dialogue On The City:
The City is a topic that intrigues and motivates, it is a subject for constant investigation that allows designers and architects to have a field of experimentation on people, buildings, public space, culture, mobility and more. It is through this topic that the Urban Research Gang has joined Academia bringing together professors and students from CEDIM in Monterrey Mexico and our gang. Together we will be developing a research on the City, particularly in El Barrio Tampiquito, a neighborhood in San Pedro Garza Garcia, where diversities are common, from the constant vibe of a commercial and industrial town to the conjugation of extreme divisions among social classes, mobility, economy and culture. The URG welcome students and professors on this entrepreneurship.