Walking Tour [Foundational Checkerboard]: Politics, Architecture, and City

March 17, 2018

Photo by LuisRa Bergolla @las_itacas

Foundational Checkerboard: Politics, Architecture, and City

An urban walking tour organized by Collectivox, through its program @CCSen365, in conjunction with the seventh edition of Seminario Fundación Cisneros.

Saturday, March 17, 2018
8:30 am­–12:30 pm (4 hours)
Registration opens on March 12, 2018, via application posted on Instagram, and will be open until spaces are filled
Maximum participants: 30 people

Free of charge

Organized within the framework of this year’s Seminario Fundación Cisneros, Disruptions—Dilemmas regarding the image in contemporaneity, this urban tour has been designed by Collectivox to (re)interpret and give value to those architectural works in Caracas that translated the political thought of three presidential military figures: Antonio Guzmán Blanco (1870–1877, 1879–1884 and 1886–1888); Marcos Pérez Jiménez (1952–1953 and 1953–1958) and Hugo Chávez Frías (1999–2001, 2001–2001 and 2007–2013).

In chronological order, and on foot, the route will (re)visit some of the public and patrimonial buildings that were built around the historic area of Caracas. They will serve as the guiding thread for interweaving the memories, values, and ideologies that guided their promoters during these long hegemonic governments.

A group of invited guides will join this tour, who will share information capsules about their experiences and attachments to the sites and authors that will be (re)known. With each of the buildings, we will try to provide a brief but emotional narrative that allows us to understand the interrelation between politics and architecture and its impact on the urban profile of our city.

How to Apply
The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) will offer support for 30 registered participants of this year’s Seminario Fundación Cisneros.

To guarantee your spot in this (free) experience, you must fill out an obligatory application form that will be available via the Instagram account @CCSen365 starting on March 12, 2018 at 1:00pm until spaces are filled.

Once you complete the form, you will receive a confirmation email from CCSen365 that will contain all logistic details and general recommendations.

Who are the organizers?
is a program for patrimonial (re)interpretation, spearheaded by the civil association Collectivox, and focusing on residents of the metropolitan area of Caracas to help generate a sense of trust and (re)conciliation with the city through an innovative design of collective, urban pedestrian routes in various emblematic areas of the capital.

For more information, please write to: ccsen365@gmail.com

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