Field Trip > Explore Tijuana's Art, Architecture, and Design

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 - 9:00 AM-10:00 PM
Let’s hit the road! Join us for a Field Trip to Tijuana where we’ll explore the city’s contemporary art, architecture, and design scene. Art awaits just over the border wall, where artist and founder of Relaciones Inesperadas Space Ingrid Hernandez will lead us through the gallery. We will visit Object, a design store featuring local craftsmanship, where a designer will discuss their practice.
Afterwards we’ll head to a public park to learn about the positive impact public art has brought to the heart of the city as we walk together to La Corriente Cevicheria Nais, where participants will delight in the flavors of southern Baja casual dining. Following lunch, we’ll visit 206 Arte Contemporáneo, a gallery that has contributed significantly to the transformation of downtown Tijuana.
We will end our day by participating in Norte 2017, the international architecture symposium, as we explore the legendary Bar Aloha, made famous in the mid-1960s for its live rockand-roll performances by Carlos Santana and Javier Batiz. The structure was destroyed by a fire in 2011 and is now being recovered by a zealous group of architecture students from La Escuela Libre de Arquitectura, as well as organizers of Norte 2017.
> 9 AM Departure from MCASD to downtown Tijuana
> 10:30 AM Visit Relaciones Inesperadas Space
> 12:30 PM Mtro. Jhosell Rosell Castro discusses public art as a catalyst for change
> 1 PM Lunch at La Corriente Cevichera La Nais
> 3 PM Visit to 206 Arte Contemporáneo
> 5:30 PM Talks and closing reception of Norte 2017 de international architecture symposium organized by La Escuela Libre de Arquitectura
> 8:30 PM Return to San Diego