July 8, 2010           view all news

LED # 3 Submits proposal for INICIATIVA MEXICO

A self-constructed housing prototype for Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico. Iniciativa 29248. Vote and submit comments for it!!! http://iniciativamexico.org/

INHABITING
Inhabiting, the first mark that man made in the world. His very first way of existing. From the uterus to the house, this intrinsically feminine universe that represents the act of inhabiting is a place and inside it all of the forms of being in the world merge together, being father or a son, being before or after. The home in Tuxtla Gutierrez is a polarizer of the family world in its widest sense. The fundamental relationships of socialization begin and end inside it. Birth, growing up and even death symbolically take place in the home and the understanding of this is tied to the ability to interpret the person from Tuxtla Gutierrez, the person from Chiapas and even the Mexican. The home today still preserves those ancestral places, which are not limited to walls and roofs. This entity which is so conventional and which is a place of things, emerges from man rather than space. It is something created for "us". For this reason, and so many others, it is fundamental to "us" to be collective, and nothing is more "us" than a piece of the sky..."
Architect Angela Branco Lima Mingas