Unwrapping the colors

IMG_9549Swatch by swatch, color by color, detail by detail, shape by shape… finally the map started to reveal its incredible form.




A rhythm made of nuances and features where everyone can enter and decoding with a personal interpretation.






Finally the variety of Tacubaya district identities was shown in one map disclosing its beauty and complex patterns.




The action

IMG_2309Placing all the macro colored swatches entail lots of group interaction. A good open discussion, with a critical point of view. Each color swatch deliver a good quantity of significance: shape meaning, color properties, fading, patterns, balance…

A great test for all of us, the group responded very well.

A great thanks to all our participants:
Luca Buttafava, Alessandro Confalonieri with the supervision of Hugo Gilberto Pérez, Marìa Bustamante Harfush and Gladys Buenavista Flores.
Students: Carlos Alvarez Flores, Jessica Banuelos Galarza, David Alejandro Barajas Barròn, Ulises Castillo Vellecillo, Yamilet Carlos Lobato, David Cruz Cavillo, Javier Diego Cruz Campos, Rodrigo de la Vega Yànez, Orlanda Fuentes Robles, Leopoldo Ordaz Chàvez, Minerva Ortiz Ornelad, Tania Pinto Aguilar, Kevin Rodriguez Figueroa, Fabiàan Suàrez, FernandoTrinidad Ernìquez and Aldair Vizcaìno Màrquez.




Starting the workshop

IMG_2270Finally the action. First we re-clusterized all the macro pictures in color groups. Grays, brown grays, light and dark grays, whites, yellowish color, oranges, turquoises that are so mexican, from purples to pinkish artifacts, greens and blues combination and patches of colors… potholes, tarmac, facades, windows, graffitis, painted walls, painted typographies, roads, pedestrian walks, signals, signposts, posts, holes, broken parts…




Mapping the color of Tacubaya

G3_C_GRAFFITI02Positioning carefully each color swatch To obtain a map that present the Tacubaya identity. Details that normally people don’t perceive in a chaotic daily life pattern, especially in Mexico City were million of people move constantly on cars. Tacubaya is a great area squeezed between motorways, bridges and tunnels, an area absorbed by the municipality of Mexico City that still has its own identity.



Sense the Place format

IMG_8866Intersezioni presented #sensetheplace research guidelines. How to observe and capture what an urban context can express in terms of artifacts. How to take pictures: contextual and macro. Why we take a picture of an artifact.

Grouping the participants with assigned tasks. Understanding the area. Checking equipment.

The day was great, lots of sunshine and great color to caught!