“La Ciudad abierta de Amereida, Chile. Utopia in Progress” at CIVA

Besides the architectural drawings, models and videos tracing it’s history, unveiled in an audiovisual scenography, the exhibition appeals to the challenges adopted by its foundations, which are artistically reproduced on the walls. Philosophy and poetry, two essential elements of the process of teaching at Valparaiso faculty are fundamental guide to visitors.

 

Cementery. La Ciudad abierta de Amereida, Chile. Utopia in Progress © CIVA

Cementery. La Ciudad abierta de Amereida, Chile. Utopia in Progress © CIVA

 

The Ciudad Abierta, founded in 1970 on Ritoque sand dunes, north of Valparaiso, was born out of the encounter between poetry and different professions, united in the search for a consonance between speech and action. The project dates back to the 50s when the Design and Architecture School of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso in Chile primed a process of research and reflection on their own work, guided by the poetic word. (more…)