Earthly Power

Earthly Power

If there is a common thread across the history of humanity, it is its insatiable quest for power in any of its manifestations and shapes.

From common Latin: possum

1.m. Domain, empire, the faculty and jurisdiction someone has for ordering or executing something*.

The Dellekamp/Schleich architecture workshop presents Dichotomies of Power. A contextualized presentation during a historical time of change in Mexico, that also invites the visitor’s interpretative ability to submerge in three dimensions of the representation of power.

In the first showing, on exhibition at the foundry room, it displays the extinct Colonial tradition of coin production, the most obvious way to represent a nation’s economic power. The second one evokes ancient power, the firm created pyramids that can be associated with different cultures across the world. The last showing imagines and presents the artisanal technique for creating paste with newspapers, the last analogue witness of power in modern times of information.

The Mexican firm seeks to find unique solutions to the specific conditions of each project. A combination between the poetic and pragmatism make their approach a multi-disciplinary one, always looking for creative architecture where any restriction turns into an opportunity. They use theory and practice as methodological tools for spatial production.

Firm:Dellekamp/Schleich | Head of project: Sana Frini | Construction: Cimera Construcción Integral | Lighting: Lightchitects Studio | Attendees: Clémentine Tallent, Mackenzie Thering, Mariana Víquez | Contributors: Francisco Franco, Santiago Sitten, Samuele Xompero, Yarett Adlai, Cynthia Blanco, Osvaldo Delgado Carrasco, Karla Escalona, Fernanda Espejel, Juan Pablo Gámez, Simona Lasauskaite, Diana Lovera, Valeria Luna, Paola Medina, Liliana Osorio Díaz, Valeria Palacios, Montserrat Pérez Nonato, Aneli Rangel, Gisela Sánchez, Paulina Sotomayor, Clément Taquet, Luis Gustavo Villa, Juan José Villaseñor

When: October 9th – November 17th

Where: Museo Numismático Nacional

*Real Academia Española (RAE)