Ollin is a series of three mapping methods where specific areas of Mexico City were explored and recorded.

Ollin understands the action of routing as an axis of reflection, the city as a central organ and the image as a record of the interpersonal journey.

I.a 105 x 208 cm.

I. The first method routes a walk through the streets of the neighbourhood I grew up in. Composition I.b records textures of the concrete floor taken through frottage. Meanwhile, Composition I.a is a re-arrangement of the diverse graffiti letterings seen throughout the route, all superimposed into one another.


1) I.b 105 x 208 cm.
2) sample display I.b

II. The second method, based on an abstraction of the pre-hispanic figure of movement (Ollin), features a relief sample taken in the Zocalo (central plaza) of Mexico City: a pivoting point for the historical development of the city (II.a). It is paired with an image that serves as its reflection (II.b), sampled from the soil of Chapultepec park. Both images intervene an INEGI map (1998) marking the points for the final section. 

II.a 90x120 cm.
II.b 90x120 cm.

III. The third method marks 5 points within the entirety of the city through concrete samples. It still considers the Ollin abstraction as a guiding skeleton. The 5 points correspond to the following coordinates:

a) 19.437294, -99.080051
b) 19.371452359026502, -99.15351217333117
c) 19.319565703930138, -99.21749081566043
d) 19.286920894215598, -99.12176258867524
f) 19.427627, -99.216087




III.a 90x120 cm.