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Mexican Mosaic

Dates: December 28, 2006 - January 12, 2007
Cost: $3150
Summary: This program will explore the richness and diversity of Mexican culture, where many pre-Hispanic traditions still daily interact and coexist with a society that has fully embraced the challenge and potential of globalization.
Additional Information
Location: MEXICO CITY December 28 - January 2 (6 nights)
The group will visit the pyramids at Teotihuacan, the museum of Anthropology and several monumental complexes from the colonial to the modern periods. We will pay particular attention to seminal works by Luis Barragan.

OAXACA January 3-5 (3 nights)
Located in the southeastern part of Mexico, Oaxaca is the place of magnificent archelogical sites of the Zapotec and Mixtec pre-Hispanic cultures.

PUEBLA January 6-8 (3 nights)
Founded in 1531, Puebla was designated World Heritage City by UNESCO for its colonial Spanish planning and architecture.

TAXCO January 9-12 (3 nights)
Located in the picturesque mountainside, this colonial town of cobblestone streets, white washed houses and baroque churches is a renowned craft center.
Eligibility: Twelve students will be accepted in this program. The program is open to students of the College of Design at ASU and related disciplines. Students must submit a completed application with a $150 non-refundable deposit by September 30, 2006. Applications received after the deadline will be placed on a waiting list.
The courses will be structured around a combination of field trips, group activities, seminars, writing and documentation through varied media. Respectful observation, critical reflection and immersion in everyday life will be combined with an in-depth analysis of the changes occurring throughout time in Mexican design and architecture. Students will be required to participate in all field trips and seminars and to keep a sketch book with daily entries.

DSC 494 “Changes in Mexican Design and Architecture”
DSC 594 “Changes in Mexican Design and Architecture”

Participants will be housed in very well located hotels in each of the four cities.

Cost: The cost of $3,150 (subject to possible change) includes: hotels, breakfast except in Mexico City group transportation, and entrance fees. Not included: ASU tuition for 3 credits, airfare to and from Mexico City, additional meals, and personal expenses.
For More Information Contact:

Jose Bernardi
Program Co-director
College of Design
Phone: 480-965-9140


Max Underwood
Program Co-director
College of Design
Phone: 480-965-5795


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