Calendar of Events
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.
From Mall to Prison: El Helicoide's Downward Spiral
Thursday, July 13, 6:00-8:00pm