MA Narrative Environments

MexicoCity

In Practice: with graduate Mariana Martínez Balvanera.

For this edition of our ‘In Practice’ interview series with MA Narrative Environments graduates, we hear from Mariana Martínez Balvanera, an independent spatial-social designer working between Amsterdam and Mexico City. Name: Mariana Martínez Balvanera Current role: I am an independent spatial-social designer half based in Amsterdam and Mexico City, working in the realm of community lead urban and rural placemaking projects (within the critical spatial

Urban Toys

How can play areas in cities open up new ways to interact with and experience space? Narrative Environments’ alum Leticia Lozano works at Laboratory para la Ciudad in Mexico City and leads the playful city research area. Here, they explore the scope of play as a tool for urban development, placemaking, underused public space activation and social cohesion, and