Mexico City has been subject to a series of partial erasures,from the initial leveling of the Aztec City Tenochtitlan to the most recent clearing of a neighborhood for Mario Pani’s modernist complex in Tlatelolco. Each of these actions was motivated by the notion that the allure of the new was inherently more compelling than what previously existed. This is to say that history was hierarchical. ‘Another Tlatelolco’ investigates the potential of collective memory. By treating memories non-hierarchically and horizontally, the project aims to provide a framework to reimagine Tlatelolco and its legacy in a rich and nuanced way.
// Can memory instigate a sense of ownership to a notorious neighborhood ?
// What are the tangible and intangible ways of depicting memories ?