A place after all places…
Can a community be… Invented? Transposed? Perfected?
Would that be a community of interest -or of joy?
A million expats are their own community -split into havens with a new world touch…
Some, late life migrants, looking for a refuge -or young souls with a taste for foreign shores.
So far, they’ve left their mark and built their islands -in San Miguel, Los Cabos, Mérida and more…
And yet, there may be a chance for a new option;
a place born of the dialogue -as a sum :
A village both authentic and organic, where cultures meet to build, and share -as one.
This course is such a quest -and a proposal,
to find a destination -and a way,
to build that space to flourish
-at the crossroads,
where old and new can meet,
and thrive, and play.
Aims (from an actual project):
Design a viable utopia (land of rest and inspiration) with us (Alberto Kalach (Taller de Arquitectura X) and Carlos Zedillo Velasco (Studio ZV/Pienza Sostenible), and with teacher Andrei Harwell) through;
a) research (historical and literary)
b) imagination (visualize your own)
c) travel (Yucatan peninsula: City, jungle and its Mayan past), then help us bring it all -together (and ready to build).
Thomas More (Utopia)
Francis Bacon (New Atlantis)
Tommaso Campanella (City of the Sun)