07.APR - 30.SEP.2018

In a temporary redesign of the Museo Jumex Plaza, Haeg & Norman draw on the variety of formal and vernacular spaces present in the metropolis including seating, awnings, play structures and planting, to create a sculptural survey of park spaces in Mexico City.

A collaboration between two artists working with art, architecture and education, the project employs ideas derived from the 1977 book A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction, a manual that binds together approaches spatial design on the macroscopic scale of town planning to the intimate spaces of the everyday. Haeg & Norman’s design disrupts the plaza, breaking up its surface to pose questions that are socially interactive. Their proposal is a sculpture, albeit one where the public can employ and rearrange the elements according to different communities’ needs, thereby revealing contingent patterns of use.

Project organized by Julieta González, Artistic Director, Kit Hammonds, Curator, and Gabriel Villalobos, Curatorial Assistant, Museo Jumex.