Tlatelolco - Mexico City
The Tlatelolco Housing Complex in Mexico City is built in 1964, designed by Mario Pani, a le Corbusier’s student and collaborator.
It is also a crucial place in Mexican history, the setting of two terrible massacres: in 1521 this is were Cortes defeated the indigenous army for the definitive conquest of the ancient Aztec capital. In 1968 it was the place were a student protest was repressed in blood by paramilitary cops, leaving a stroll unclear number of students killed , almost 8o and probably in the hundreds, and their bodies disappeared.
This place in our radar since some years as a possible episode of Re:Centering periphery.
In 2018 we started an exploratory phase in Mexico City as part of the CoCreation project in partnership with the Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM).