Alex Dorfsman / Elías Cattan
Inhabit the Water: An Approach to the Basin of the Valley of Mexico (Habitar el agua: un acercamiento a la cuenca del Valle de México) was conceived to encourage residents of Santa María La Ribera to assume an active role in the use and preservation of water. The book records the transformation of the lacustrine landscape of the Valley of Mexico, which was gradually drained as a result of urban development.
Included in the book is an essay by Elías Cattan dedicated to the problematic of the human role in the use and preservation of water. It also offers a series of info-photographs about the topic taken while Cattan and Taller 13 were working on their research. Also included is a photographic essay by Alex Dorfsman, offering a visual perspective about the different states of water in a wide range of contexts. The book is complemented by a series of useful tips for the responsible use and preservation of water.
Curators: inSite/Casa Gallina staff
Final Project: Interactive educational installation constructed in the Geology Museum located in the center of Santa María la Ribera.
Research: Elías Cattan
Photo essay: Alex Dorfsman
Activation: Angélica Cortés, Geology Museum’s host team
Location: Geology Museum
Participants: 1342 attendees (students, parents, and teachers). 6 public schools.
This exhibition was made possible by Fundación Buenaventura a través de Producción Nacional de Artes Visuales realizada con estímulo fiscal del artículo 190 de la LISR (EFIARTES).