Letters to the Mayor: Buenos Aires
Saturday March 19, 2016 – Saturday May 21, 2016
Letters to the Mayor: Buenos Aires, 2016. Storefront for Art and Architecture.
Letters to the Mayor: Buenos Aires
March 19th – May 21st, 2016
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Storefront presents Letters to the Mayor: Buenos Aires as part of the global Letters to the Mayor project. Each iteration presents a collection of letters by more than 100 architects, addressing the most pressing issues facing their city.
Letters to the Mayor: Buenos Aires invited the following architects to write to Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta:
Fernando Diez, Consejo Profesional de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Juan Fontana, Roberto Frangella, Noemí Beatriz Gómez, Alfredo Garay, vdb arquitectos (Federico Valverdi, Claudio De Brasi), María Estela Baltroc, Gabriela Cárdenas, Nicolás Fernández Sanz, Dynamo (Lucas Grande, Pedro Yañez), Alberto Gorbatt, Fabiana Martínez, Laura S. Horrocks, Colectivo Off the record (Felipe Oeyen, Juan Pablo Berbery, Victoria Cocuche, Lucía Capetto, Matías Lien Benitez, Joaquín Rodríguez Althoff, Victoria Freije, Ayelen Franceschini, Dana Lorena Martínez De’ Nobili), Versa Arq. Oficina de Arquitectura (Arq. Carlos Navarro, Arq. Gastón Chalabe), Victor Ramos Pezzi y Ricardo Palmadessa, FRAM arquitectos (Franco Riccheri, Agustín Mendiondo), Colectivo AS6030 (Bárbara Berson, Gabriela Casabianca, Susana Caruso, Ana M. Compagnoni, Claudio Delbene, Magdalena Eggers, Ismael Eyras, Analía Fernández, Alejandra Kozak, Daniel Kozak, María José Leveratto, Susana Mühlmann, Francisco Ortiz, Cecilia Pumares, Andrés Schwarz, Ariel Sueiro, Marta Yajnes, Sebastián Zanetti, et al.), Circular (Santiago Giusto, Martin Flugelman, Pedro Magnasco, Manuel Mensa, Mercedes Peralta, Gustavo Alonso Serafin, Florencia Spina y Carolina Telo), LUPA|ARQ (Paula Imperatore, Luz Rodríguez Chatruc), Estudio de Arquitectura Becker-Ferrari junto a Estudio de diseño García Balza & González – Estudio de Arquitectura Becker-Ferrari (Daniel Becker, Claudio Ferrari) Estudio de diseño García Balza & González (Roberto García Balza, Marcela González), Dino Buzzi, IR arquitectura (Luciano Intile, Enrico Cavaglia, Fermin Indavere, Esteban Basili Tonoli, Guillermo Mirochnic), Ariel Jacubovich, Alejandra Mestre, Luis Jacobo Grossman con Román Peñalba, Carlos de la Borbolla y Ricardo Gersbach, Colle•Croce (Sebastian Colle, Rodolfo Croce), Gustavo Nielsen, Emilio Rivoira, AToT (Agustín Moscato, Lucía Hollman), BAAG (Buenos Aires Arquitectura Grupal) (Griselda Balian, Gabriel Monteleone, Gastón Noriega, María Emilia Porcelli – Colaboradores: Santiago Chudnovsky, Martín Dallasta, Federico Pia, Sarah Caneri), Monoblock (Marcos Amadeo, Fernando Cynowiec, Juan Granara, Adrian Russo, Alexis Schächter), Manuel Ciarlotti Bidinost (BBC Arquitectos, Estudio Homeless), Ramiro Schere, Javier Agustín Rojas, Hitzig Militello arquitectos (Fernando Hitzig Mehr, Leonardo G. Militello), Marcelo Corti, Esteban – Tannenbaum arquitectos (Javier Esteban, Romina Tannenbaum), Diana Cabeza, Moderna Buenos Aires, Néstor Magariños, CAZA (Nina Carrara, María Zamtlejfer), Adamo – Faiden (Sebastián Adamo, Marcelo Faiden) Andrea Saltzman, Mauricio Corbalan, Nicolás Sarno Jordan, Galpón Estudio (Max Zolkwer, Ramiro Gallardo, Gustavo Nielsen), Ana Rascovsky (Estudio Planta), Florencia Rodríguez, Alonso Crippa, Roberto Busnelli, Christian Oets, Esteban Radice, Adrian Gasparoni
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ABOUT LETTERS TO THE MAYOR
Letters to the Mayor is an itinerant exhibition that displays real letters written by architects to their city mayors. Initiated by Storefront for Art and Architecture in 2014, the project has traveled to more than 15 cities across the globe, including Bogota, Mexico City, Athens, Panama City, Taipei, Mariupol, Madrid, Lisbon, and Buenos Aires, among others. See here for a list of iterations.
Letters to the Mayor invites 100 architects in each city to write a letter to their mayor as a means of bringing innovative ideas and visions of the city closer to the decision-makers, and vice versa.
Throughout history, architects have engaged with this responsibility and the structures of economic, political, and cultural power in different ways and with varying degrees of success. With the rise of globalization and the homogenization of the contemporary city, the role of the architect in the political arena has often been relegated to answering questions that others have asked.
Letters to the Mayor questions this dynamic, and invites local and global architects to deliver their thoughts directly to the desks of elected officials, and simultaneously into the public consciousness.
Letters to the Mayor is part of Storefront for Art and Architecture’s initiative Architecture Conflicts, a project with the purpose of identifying pressing issues, ongoing conflicts, and design solutions in relation to the most important urban problems today. Architecture Conflicts is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.