Mexican architecture students explore migrant condition in Albuquerque
June 23, 2016 - Carolyn Gonzales
The University of New Mexico School of Architecture & Planning recently hosted a group of architecture students from Anáhuac University in Mexico City. They participated in a two-week program during which they traveled cultural and historic sites in Santa Fe, Acoma and Taos. They visited the Sandia Peak Tramway and Dekker Perich Sabatini architectural firm.
UNM’s architecture program and Anáhuac’s began their relationship last summer when UNM students went to Mexico for a cultural and an urban experience unlike Albuquerque.
“The students were exposed to indigenous, colonial and ultra-modern architecture co-existing in various Mexican cities, including in a super-metropolis like Mexico City,” said School of Architecture & Planning Dean Geraldine Forbes Isais.
The Anáhuac students not only saw sites, but also explored the lives of Mexicans living on the U.S. side of the border. Their final project was, in teams of two and three, to identify ways to improve life for Mexicans – and others – in Albuquerque.
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