Notes from Design Week Mexico—Day 2

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October 21, 2013
Our second full day of design was as inspiring as the first, as we headed to Parque Lincoln to view the work of emerging designers, the Siqueiros gallery for an exhibition, and Casa Luis Barragán to study the work of the father of Mexican modernism.
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  At Parque Lincoln, design students and emerging talent created site-specific sculpture.

    At Parque Lincoln, design students and emerging talent created site-specific sculpture.

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  At Parque Lincoln, designers outfitted shipping containers in a popup exhibition.

    At Parque Lincoln, designers outfitted shipping containers in a popup exhibition.

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  Just behind the exhibition is evidence of the city’s new bike share program, which appeared to be very popular.

    Just behind the exhibition is evidence of the city’s new bike share program, which appeared to be very popular.

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  At the popup exhibition, designers from Dejate Querer put together their reinforced felt floorcoverings.

    At the popup exhibition, designers from Dejate Querer put together their reinforced felt floorcoverings.

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  The firm Studio Roca curated a collection of lamps by Tom Dixon.

    The firm Studio Roca curated a collection of lamps by Tom Dixon.

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  At the Siqueiros gallery, previously the famed muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros’s home, Puerto Rican artist Jesus “Bubu” Negrón painted an homage to Mexican poet Esteban Valdés.

    At the Siqueiros gallery, previously the famed muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros’s home, Puerto Rican artist Jesus “Bubu” Negrón painted an homage to Mexican poet Esteban Valdés.

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  In what was once his living dining room, Siqueiros painted a series of geometric murals.

    In what was once his living dining room, Siqueiros painted a series of geometric murals.

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  Part of the Design Week celebration included a row of food trucks on a blocked-off street, meant to bring the community together.

    Part of the Design Week celebration included a row of food trucks on a blocked-off street, meant to bring the community together.

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  Dealer Alberto Burgaleta pairs midcentury modern Mexican furniture with contemporary pieces.

    Dealer Alberto Burgaleta pairs midcentury modern Mexican furniture with contemporary pieces.

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  Our last stop was Casa Luis Barragán, where we toured the architect’s own home. Here, his desk is just as he left it, with his Pritzker Prize—a sculpture by Henry Moore—placed front and center.

    Our last stop was Casa Luis Barragán, where we toured the architect’s own home. Here, his desk is just as he left it, with his Pritzker Prize—a sculpture by Henry Moore—placed front and center.

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  The courtyard Barragán is said to have kept empty so that he could exist peacefully “with God.”

    The courtyard Barragán is said to have kept empty so that he could exist peacefully “with God.”

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