Architects that they didn´t teach me in the school: Jacoba Mulder | Pedro Hernández

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Aldo van Eyck’s playground in Amsterdam | lexmens.org

Arquitectas that did not teach me in the school: Jacoba Mulder

The idea [of the Playgrounds for Amsterdam] was of the arquitecta Jacoba Mulder, boss of the Department of Town planning. As Liane Lefaivre counts in the book Ground-up city play seize to design tool (2007), when Jacoba Mulder see from his window a girl playing in a corner of the street ado resources that imagination, land and a tin, happened to him that it was possible to create a space economic and full of possibilities, for whose design there offered volunteer Aldo van Eyck.”

Text: A la altura de niños y niñas (by Josep Maria Montaner and Zaida Muxí)

It turns out to be incredible since there gets lost the feminine figure of this history in the explanations and books of architecture. His it was the idea of the re-utilization of the urban emptinesses. Aldo van Eyck I occupy of the design of pieces where jugarian the children. The functioning, apparently it was the following one: when a neighborhood saw that a lot (with his rubbles) was capable of being used as area of game, one was communicating it to the town hall that it was determining if the lot was ideal or not. Later, if it was like that, this one was taking charge withdrawing the rubbles and turning them into courts of game.

Pedro Hernández · architect
ciudad de méxico. march 2011

Soy arquitecto por la Universidad de Alicante, pero mi interés sobre esta disciplina se encuentra alejado de su papel tradicional de diseño de espacios. Más bien, me interesa entender cómo las representaciones de la arquitectura, el paisaje, el diseño o el territorio construyen y materializan determinados discursos ideológicos, imponiendo posturas, subjetividades y formas de acción sobre los cuerpos que la habitan.

En mi trabajo edito estos discursos –sus imágenes, sus historias o sus restos materiales– y reelaboro comentarios críticos que ponen en evidencia sus controversias y contradicciones, formalizándolos en diversos formatos como textos, fotografías, vídeos, objetos o instalaciones, muchas veces entrecruzados entre sí.

He publicado artículos y ensayos en diversos medios de Estados Unidos, Italia, Croacia, España, Chile y México. Desde enero de 2013-2018 residí en la Ciudad de México donde trabajaba como coordinador de contenidos en Arquine. Actualmente resido en Madrid.

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