Exposed Architecture
Exhibitions, Interludes and Essays
Edited by Isabel Abascal, Mario Ballesteros

Contributions by Agnaldo Farias, Barry Bergdoll, Carlos Minguez Carrasco, Daniel Fernández Pascual, Florencia Rodriguez, Anna Puigjaner and Jorge Munguia, Rory Hyde, Tina Dicarlo and Wonne Ickx.


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Exposed Architecture offers an overview of work by young architects in Latin America. It is published in collaboration with LIGA – Space for Architecture in Mexico City. This volume is an inspiring insight into the work and working environment of young architectural firms in Latin America, and an exploration of practices of exhibiting architecture.

Contemporary Architecture, Theory / History / Criticism
The book's first part documents twelve innovative exhibitions created between 2013 and 2016 by sixteen firms from Argentina, Brazil/Uruguay, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, and from Portugal at LIGA’s exhibition space in Mexico in images and brief texts. The second part recounts twelve “Interludes”—public events such as lectures, installations, performances, or studio visits—that for an essential part of LIGA’s program, shedding light at practice and aesthetics in contemporary Latin American architecture. The third part comprises short essays by curators from a range of institutions. They offer individual perspectives of exhibiting architecture, which has become a self-contained disciplinary topic in recent years, as they look at key aspects and topics against a backdrop of manifold difficulties and challenges the region poses for the production and communication of architecture.

Isabel Abascal born 1984, architect and director of LIGA in Mexico City since 2015. She has also contributed to various magazines, such as Domus, Wallpaper, or Avery Review.
Mario Ballesteros, born 1980, is director and curator of Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura in Mexico City.
Founded in 2011, LIGA is an independent initiative for the promotion of contemporary architecture in Latin America by staging exhibitions and conferences and by publishing books on selected topics.


77 color, 61 b/w

312 pages, 138 illustrations
Paperback, 18x23 cm
Spanish, English
Park Books, 1st edition 2018
ISBN 9783038600824