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DWM 2017: Overcoming a Quake


Courtesy of DWM

Design Week Mexico surmounted the 7.1-magnitude quake that struck on September 19, 2017. Pushed back a week for additional preparation time, the event took place from October 11 to 15. For its 9th year running, the event boasted its country’s best design and architecture through exhibitions, pavilions, installations and conferences. It offered enough creativity and design to energize the city, despite the tragic setback.

A main point of interest was the launching of Coleccionable DWM 2017, a limited edition of 500 ceramic pieces that aim to explore urban landscape by the internationally-acclaimed Mexican artist Edgar Orlaineta.

Follow Edgar Orlaineta on Twitter.

DWM began selecting a guest country each year since 2013. This year, DMW chose Switzerland to celebrate 70 years of diplomatic relations between the two nations. In honor of its guest, the young talent exhibition, Inédito, had a special section dedicated to the Swiss Design Awards. The exhibition showcased new pieces by emerging artists, including Mexican studios Äco, Acoocooro, Comité de Proyectos, Equipo Miztli, Josué Ulises and Vertebral.

Follow Design Week Mexico 2017 on Twitter and learn more about the anticipated inauguration of World Design Capital Mexico City 2018.


About the Author

American artist Erin Tallman is a journalist for various online publications and is the Editor in Chief of AgriExpo e-magazine and ArchiExpo e-magazine. She has published three books, including her first novel.

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