March 17 – April 27, 2015

JUNTA | Espacio de Arquitectura

 

Letters to the Mayor: Panama City is part of the international iterations of Letters to the Mayor, exhibition organized by Storefront for Art and Architecture in April 2014, and which invited architects to write to their Mayors in more than 20 cities in the world. 

 

Organized by JUNTA | Espacio de Arquitectura, Letters to the Mayor: Panama City took place just before the Mayoral elections. 

 

Participants: Established and emerging voices, including Ricardo Arosemena, Marie Andree Soundy, Gilberto Guardia, Darién Montañez, Margot Lopez, Alfredo Martiz, Brooke Alfaro, Juan del Barrio, a group of students from the School of Architecture of the University of Panama, among others.

 

Design Team: The wallpaper was designed by Oscar Melgar. The Mayoral/Architect Office was conceived and fabricated as a piñata, a very popular object in Panamanian celebrations. Piñatas typically represent personalities, characters, or heroes of local pop culture. They are ceremoniously broken open at the end of parties to reveal surprises hidden inside. The design of the Architects/Mayoral was produced by a group of local artisans in collaboration with JUNTA.

 

Curatorial Team: Johann Wolfschoon with JUNTA Espacio de Arquitectura