A lecture by Alejandro Cartagena in conversation with Shawn Micallef
For the past decade, Alejandro Cartagena has been investigating the relationship between Mexico’s urban centres and the suburbs built around them, examining the ways in which explosive growth has altered the landscape and affected the lives of residents.
In this talk, Cartagena will discuss the development of his photographic projects including Suburbia Mexicana, Landscape as Bureaucracy, Carpoolers, Roma-Roma and his latest work, Outgrowing.
The Learning from Latin American (Sub)Urbanism lecture is co-presented by CONTACT, LACAP, the Faculty of Art at COAD University (through the photography department) and Circuit Gallery. It is presented in conjunction with Contacting Toronto: Expanding Cities, a CONTACT Public Installation and Warden subway station. Curated by Sharon Switzer. Co-produced by PATTISON Onestop and Art for Commuters.
Image: Alejandro Cartagena, Carpooiera, 2011-2012, Courtesy of the artist and Circuit Gallery