The Corridor has become a reference. It has helped us to understand the city in a different way, to revalue patrimonial areas and to promote the creative community of the area. It has generated a community that includes neighbours, artists, gallerists, designers, creatives and authorities,’ says independent curator Ana Elena Mallet.

The Roma Condesa Cultural Corridor (CCRC) in Mexico City, which just finished its 20th edition, the brainchild of Mallet, has developed into a citizen’s movement that, through the diffusion and the promotion of contemporary culture promotes the recovery of public space and the regeneration of the social fabric in the Roma area.

Ana Elena Mallet is a curator, art critic and writer specialized in modern and contemporary design. She has been working for several university museums in Mexico City and Guadalajara and curated many exhibitions on modern and contemporary design in Mexico. She published books Mexican designers Clara Porset and Michael Van Beuren and writes for Chilango, Harper’s Bazaar, Open and Art Nexus.

Ana elena mallet will be a special guest in the breakoutsession ‘context influenced design’ at may 8