The New Face of Government Housing in Mexico City’s Suburbs
Picnickers relax on a hillside above an INFONAVIT neighborhood encroaching into the Sierra de Guadalupe range to the north of Mexico City — Photo by author, click to enlarge
Though we’re entering into the season where this city seems to get rain every single afternoon, I’ve been running around to many corners of the city for the last several weeks, speaking to more people living in Mexico City’s suburbs, and photographing the surroundings. This post is a follow-up of sorts to my experience living in Galaxia, Cuautitlán. Here I’ve collected some views of other government-funded constructions throughout the city: single family, mass-produced homes that, despite all appearances, are the descendants of the city’s modernist dreams at Tlatelolco and elsewhere.
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Los Angeles native Michael Waldrep is a documentary filmmaker, multimedia artist and researcher, currently in Mexico City to document the city, its neighborhoods and its 22 million inhabitants through writing, mapping, data visualization, photography and video. He is one of five inaugural Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellows.
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