ACCA’s final Cities of Architecture lecture for this year will tour the west Mexican city of Guadalajara through the eyes of Diego Ramírez-Lovering, deputy dean and associate dean of Monash Art Design and Architecture (MADA) and co-founding managing director of Monash Architecture Studio (MAS).
One of Latin America’s fastest growing cities, Guadalajara fuses a long history of tradition and folklore with a vibrant and emerging contemporary arts and architecture scene. Professor Diego Ramírez-Lovering will explore the notion of ‘Opportunistic Urbanism’ – the influence of the the ad hoc, the contingent and the easily obtainable – in the context of the city’s evolving social issues. Arrive at 5pm for a complimentary Guadalajara-inspired cocktail by the Melbourne Gin Company.
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