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Museum as Hub: A Neighborhood Within a Megalopolis

Public Programs

Museum as Hub: A Neighborhood Within a Megalopolis

March 22 2008

This open discussion, hosted by Museum as Hub Fellows Melissa Amezcua and Elisa Díaz, elaborates upon the exhibition, “Tlatelolco and the localized negotiation of future imaginaries,” organized by the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, and on view in the 5th floor Museum as Hub space until May 4, 2008.

The notion of the local is often besieged in a city with approximately 23 million inhabitants. What are the tensions that arise between a neighborhood and a massive city? What sort of trouble does a neighborhood encounter as result of demographic explosion? How does the neighborhood’s distinctive character survive? We invite visitors to an open discussion on the social and cultural mechanisms that enliven and develop the neighborhood as a salient entity, despite the size of the city.