NEWS! is a series of publications dedicated to practice-based research by artists, architects, educators, scientists, scholars, and writers. NEWS! publishes ongoing investigations committed to reading material records of the present, the histories they enfold, and the futures that haunt them. At LAABF, we will present NEWS!#2 Domestic Orbits. Organized through a series of case-studies that range from the 1950s until today in Mexico City, this publication looks at the different scales—from the housing unit to the urban environment—in which domestic labor spaces are erased by architects and planners. By making visible what architectural plans render invisible, Frida Escobedo draws the guidelines for a counter-history of modernist architecture in Mexico.
Presented on April 12, 2019. Recording courtesy of Montez Press Radio.