Taking advantage of Tenochtitlan’s pre-existing political relevance, the Spanish colonists established a new capital upon already present infrastructure for the Viceroyalty of New Spain.

11 Maps

If the end of the world marks a new beginning, the 11 maps interrelate the rise and fall of the Aztecs civilization to the soil, the wells and the contemporary metropolis, going beyond Mexico City. The work, starting from the primordial landscape of the Valley of Mexico, addresses the history, explores the current situation, and reflects on the possible futures of Mexico City and the surrounding area. 

Ciudad de México: the establishment of a Spanish capital.