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Tue 05.09.2017

El Helicoide: From Mall to Prison Exhibition Opening

When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM TUESDAY, MAY 9

Where: At The Center   

Please join us at the Center for Architecture for the opening of El Helicoide: From Mall to Prison.

Built in the late 1950s as a state-of-the-art, drive-in mall, El Helicoide was never completed and went through decades of abandonment, failed private and public projects, and informal occupations until the security police took it over in 1985. A modern ruin, the building epitomizes modernity's utopic dreams and their dystopian reality, ultimately presenting the dark side of modernity in Latin America.

Terreform/Urban Research will launch the publication of From Mall to Prison: El Helicoide's Downward Spiral, a book about the building with the exhibition. Edited by Celeste Olalquiaga and Lisa Blackmore, the book is a profusely-illustrated history and analytical commentary on El Helicoide.

Exhibition and related programming are organized in collaboration with Proyecto Helicoide.

Price: Free


Related Programming
From Mall to Prison: El Helicoide's Downward Spiral
Thursday, July 13, 6:00-8:00pm

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