With the aim of boosting the design industry in Mexico, Abierto Mexicano de Diseño is a free event with international exposure – the first of its size and type in Mexico – organised by designers, architects, curators, promoters, academics, communicologists and other design enthusiasts. Its first edition will take place at Torre Latinoamericana and Mexico’s City downtown from 23 to 27 of October.
Translated as ‘Mexican open design’, it is expected that 180,000 spectators – both specialists from design backgrounds as well as an interested general audience – will come along to partake in the more than 100 events. The Torre Lationamericana and the surrounding areas will host several cultural and commercial exhibitions – all under the banner of Mexican design – plus installations, conferences, presentations, projections, workshops, parties, walking and biking tours, and other outside activities.
“Abierto Mexicano de Diseño will be the perfect place to show people that design is a tool for positive change in society through material production, and at the same time, it will be the cultural, economic and social reflection of those changes,” says Lorenzo Álvarez of Lorenzo Álvarez Arquitectos Director, who also says that the exhibition will be a great opportunity for everyone to have an open approach to art and experience design.
“I would also like to point out that the topic for this first edition will be ‘occupations’ because they are a very emblematic characteristic of Mexican design,” he adds. “They are an extraordinary strategic alliance to boost design.”
The event will coincide with other design festivals taking place around the globe, such as the London Design Festival, Milan’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Design Week NYC, Berlin’s DMY International Design Festival and Design Week in Beijing – to name a few.
For further information and to find out how to participate as a sponsor, exponent or spectator, visit the English-translated Abierto Mexicano de Diseño site.