The Making of Mexico with Ignacio Reyes Solis - Context Travel

The Making of Mexico with Ignacio Reyes Solis


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Cities have always been magnets in which knowledge and culture flourish. In this conversation, maps, photos, and paintings will come to life while explaining how one of the biggest cities in the world was created, Mexico City. This conversation is a perfect starting point to understand the wide and rich history of Mexico by watching the city's growth through centuries.

We will talk about its pre-hispanic founders and some of the myths that took them here. Also, we will see how this city, as being the capital of one of the most important empires of America, changed into its colonial, modern, and contemporary form. To fully understand these changes, we will discuss how the culture, politics, and geographical situations that shaped this city into what it is nowadays.

Led by an expert on architecture Ignacio Reyes Sol’s, this interactive seminar will teach you about the growth of Mexico City through its most important historical phases. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with a wide understanding of how the Mexican culture and history shaped the actual city.

Born and raised in Mexico City, Ignacio is an architect with a special interest in the urban theme and a keen focus on Mexican history. He studied landscape architecture at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, and graduated in architecture at the "Instituto Tecnol—gico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey". His interest in cities has led him to visit countries in Europe, Asia, South America, and North America, but after all, Mexico City keeps being his passion. Full of colors, flavors, friends, and tradition, Mexico City is the place where Ignacio can find the freshness of a contemporary city and the warmness of its ancient hometown.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.