Space
for
architecture

LIGA, Space for Architecture is an independent platform founded in Mexico City in 2011 that promotes Latin American contemporary architecture through exhibitions, conferences and workshops.

Schedules

M-S: de 11:00 a 14:00 / 16:00 a 18:00 
 

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Info

LIGA was established in 2011 as an initiative by Carlos Bedoya, Ruth Estévez, Wonne Ickx, Víctor Jaime and Abel Perles to create an exhibition space for reflecting on architecture as a discursive practice. Many ideas and approaches have driven LIGA over the years since: to present in Mexico the work of architects from the rest of Latin America and to expand frontiers with a gaze that looks to the South; to establish relationships between the different practices and generate an archive of the young studios and architects in the region, identifying the characteristics of Latin American architecture, without looking for a unifying style or making generalizations.

Thanks to the numerous activities we organize, at LIGA we connect with other disciplines, independent spaces and organizations, proposing a forum of many voices; we attend to both formal ideas related to design processes and to socio-political problems. LIGA tries out new methodologies to respond with theoretical and factual tools to the context we inhabit.

On the basis of these premises LIGA has gradually evolved: a place that raises questions about how architecture is exhibited, as well as a space for the production of knowledge, dialogue and informal discussion, with the aim of fostering encounters between those who like to meet with friends and discuss projects.

In 2018, LIGA is leaving its gallery space on Insurgentes Avenue to open a new venue in the Doctores neighborhood, one of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods, which combines cutting-edge projects with traditional workshops and spaces. In this new phase, LIGA continues with its monographic exhibitions dedicated to the work of young Latin American architects, while incorporating a new dimension with architects and researchers, writers, curators and academics who present their research in an exhibition format. In this way, LIGA is reasserting its interest in new forms of making exhibitions, and the definition of architecture as an experimental and social science.


 

WHERE WE ARE

For seven years since its foundation in 2011, LIGA occupied a minimal gallery of just 16 m2 on the ground floor of a building by Augusto Álvarez and Sordo Madaleno, on Insurgentes Avenue. On September 19, 2017 Mexico City was severely damaged by an earthquake and we had to abandon our offices. This natural phenomenon led us to look for a new space in the Doctores neighborhood and to rethink our undertaking as a cultural space, in a city that is riven by radical geographical, political and social changes.
 

Ecobici:

Station 135 Álvaro Obregón-Morelia
Station 138 Guanajuato-Frontera

Metrobus:

Line 3, Station Jardín Pushkin

Metro:

Line 3, Station Niños Héroes

 

Tel: +52 (55) 41 90 23 26

info@liga-df.com

Team

Executive Directors and Curators:

Carlos Bedoya, Ruth Estévez, Wonne Ickx, Víctor Jaime and Abel Perles

Directors of Programs :

Celina Bonadeo and María Muñoz

Collaborators:

Martín Echeverría, Karina Caballero, Regina Gutierrez Badillo y Simon Hermelin

Aliados

Honorary Allies

a|911 

Carlos Zedillo

CEMEX

Helmut Balle

La Invencible

Lucio Muniain

Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo

Manuel Cervantes

R-zero Studio

Tatiana Bilbao 

TEN Arquitectos 

Yuri Zagorin

Allies

José Castillo

Héctor Esrawe

Carlos Coronel

Verónica González Zavala

Jorge Hernández de la Garza

Alfonso Medina

Derek Dellekamp

Lucio Muniain

Max Von Werz

Francisco Pardo

Edgar Velasco

Alejandro Zárate

Héctor de la Peña

Jorge Ambrosi

Gabriela Etchegaray

Aimée Labarrere

Isaac Broid

 

Fundations

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Art and Architecture

Alumnos 47


Media

Domus

Arquine

Archdaily


Institutions

Fundación de Arquitectura Tapatía Luis Barragán

Centro para la Cultura Arquitectónica y Urbana (CCAU)

Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura

Buró Buró


Coorporations

Grupo Habita

Simon Eléctrica

La Invencible

ReUrbano

Panel Rey

CEMEX

Comex

Novaceramic

Indio

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