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Cuadernos CON-TEXTO 1. Arquitectura, Ciudad y Territorio (Architecture, City and Territory)

Daniel González Romero, Adriana I. Olivares González (editors)

Universidad de Guadalajara 2005


Postgraduate studies in our country have suffered in their objectives and structure, contents and aims, and transformations deriving from economic, social and cultural needs, that have been marking the pace of the complex dynamics of the new settings being built in the contemporary world. Evidently, therefore, the insertion into the future of these studies should respond to demands in the national and international realms, and should require routes and destinations of academic quality for knowledge and its application, whether in the arts or in the humanities.  

The needs marked by the development of communities in the world, in the context of a globalized economy, full of contradictions, places us on the spot and allows us to observe a framework of references for our insertion into processes of innovation, knowledge production and the development of transformative technological processes, that simultaneously attend to ever more specific requirements for creating options of development towards a global society with greater equality. Such a wealth of conditions implies a reaffirmation of the examples of positive progress made, overcoming setbacks, noting changes and conceiving of lines of work to consolidate an institutional structure for these studies, consistent with its provisions.

 Cuadernos CON-TEXTO 2. Arquitectura y Ciudad (Architecture and the City)

Verónica Livier Díaz Núñez, Adriana I. Olivares González, María Teresa Pérez Bourzac (editors)

Universidad de Guadalajara 2009

ISBN: 978-607450200-8

Currently postgraduate studies have become one of the most important places for the appearance of new studies by professionals from different disciplines interested in academic improvement and research projects. Hence, creating spaces for the dissemination of the findings of these works becomes an important element in making it possible to publish the progress made and spread reflections on the topics the students are developing at present, with the support of their tutors, whose problems and ideas arise in the classroom and take shape in shared work. For this reason, the Masters in Processes and Graphic Expression in Urban Architectonic Projection and the Doctorate in City, Territory and Sustainability, have undertaken to create a space for dissemination with the publication of a magazine called Contextos, of which this is the second issue, covering the advances in research made in 2007.

Cuadernos CON-TEXTO 3. Multidisciplinariedad en la ciudad y en la arquitectura (Multi-disciplinarity in The City and Architecture)

María Teresa Pérez Bourzac,  Adriana I. Olivares González, Verónica Livier Díaz Núñez (editors)

Universidad de Guadalajara 2013

ISBN: 978-607-450-826-0

The Masters course in Processes and Graphic Expression in Urban Architectonic Projection, and the Doctorate in City, Territory and Sustainability continue with their work in the area of disseminating the advances of the students’ and professors’ researches through the publication of Contextos. The current issue Number 3 contains 8 articles written by teachers and professors from both these postgraduate courses. The diversity of themes developed is reflected in the distinct types of problem treated in the present document. The primary intention for each of the topics addressed in their respective projects is one of finding solutions, proposing debate and developing new strategies of management in metropolitan areas. 

 Cuadernos CON-TEXTO 4. Ciudad, Territorio y Sustentabilidad (City, Territory and Sustainability)

Lucía González Torreros, María Teresa Pérez Bourzac (editors)

Universidad de Guadalajara 2012

ISBN: 978-607-450-539-9

The space for discussion between the PNPC postgraduate courses of the CUAAD, that was gradually consolidated with the publication of the first three issues of Contexto, is now strengthened with the book Con-textos 4 “Ciudad, Territorio y Sustentabilidad”. The articles that are brought together on this occasion in this issue of CON–TEXTO contribute to fulfilling the objectives of the program of the Doctorate in City, Territory and Sustainability, offering new readings of problems or situations that have been addressed from other points of view or directions. The quality of the work is attested to by a long process in which sections of work were analysed and evaluated by academics specializing in areas of theory, methodology and subject matter, and these extracts are contributions forming part of the dissertations of those who completed the program, and were defended before qualified juries between 2009 and 2010. 

The collection of (seven) distinct analyses and points of view brought together here, have for the most part, a common element. These are studies that were undertaken in places that have a tradition of tourism or where tourism is becoming an emerging activity. In respect of which, the approach becomes interesting as a discussion is proposed, from theoretical-methodological approximations, of urban segregation and social division; of the imaginary dimension of the city and the socio-spatial structure of housing and the concept of place; of the proposal that tourism take advantage of the heritage, and of the relevance of incorporating a new institutional reading of the social agent of tourism. Another subject, though it comes from the same group, is of equal interest: public policies and the management of solid waste.

Ciudad-Metrópoli. Guadalajara: su presente y escenarios (City or Metropolis. Guadalajara: Its Present and Possible Futures)

Daniel González Romero, Raquel Edith Partida Rocha (editors)

Universidad de Guadalajara / Sindicato de Trabajadores y Académicos de la Universidad de Guadalajara 2014

ISBN: 978 607 742 099 6

The series of texts that form this publication are from a research project into what has come to be called the metropolization of the city of Guadalajara. The project was financed by the State Science and Technology Council of the State of Jalisco  (COECYTJAL) and the University of Guadalajara. The development of the studies undertaken was based on a series of seminars on processes that have been significant for the growth and development of the metropolitan area that has its origins in what is called the city of Guadalajara. Included here are the works of a group of researchers from different teaching and research units of the University and other institutions. Also taking part were students of the first degree in Urbanism and Environment, and of the Doctorate in City, Territory and Sustainability. Included in this publication is an article by Raquel Partida that was previously published in the magazine Con-Textos III. She worked initially as the person jointly responsible for the research, and developed this article with the conceptual collaboration of the editor of this book and of a group of first degree students of Urbanism and Environment from the University Center for Art, Architecture and Design (CUAAD) of the University of  Guadalajara.

The introductory part on Methodology, discussed and classified according to the particular positions of the researchers, was formed step by step through group discussion, seminar sessions and the capacity of everyone to respect individual positions, which was the original intention that led to this joint research. The development of distinct areas led to a partial contribution to the topics to be addressed which enriched the points of view of each of us. This experience, which started here with a series of conceptual proposals, was conducted with the intention of sharing theoretical-conceptual options, and it demonstrated to us that even though the task is not simple, it is above all a great encouragement to keep working with the aim of trying to get to know the integrated processes of cities, as these agglomerations of human beings over the planet will be at their apex and the key to the future of humanity. 

Espacio público e imaginarios urbanos (Public Space and Urban Imaginaries)

María Teresa Pérez Bourzac / Editor

Universidad de Guadalajara 2014

ISBN: 978-607-742-098-9

This work contains studies by European and Mexican authors, nearly all of whom have architecture as their basic training, and analysis of the contemporary city is combined in them with the study of public space. The book brings together reflections on the city in general, but with a special interest in analysis of public spaces, taking examples from the city of Guadalajara in Mexico; all of them seen from perspectives distinct from each other.

Puerto Vallarta en el imaginario. Procesos de su desarrollo (Puerto Vallarta in the Imaginary. Processes of Development)

Daniel Gonzalez Romero (Editor)

Universidad de Guadalajara 2011

ISBN: 978-607450359-3

This publication is the result of fruitful team work and collaboration between various disciplines of knowledge production. Five articles are presented here, but the most felicitous aspect is the sharing of experiences by researchers from different University Centers of the University of Guadalajara, who were able to bring together, not without difficulties, ideas and contributions for discussion of a phenomenon that has poured out its essence in a particular area of the territory of the state of Jalisco; namely, a worldwide phenomenon that transfers its mark on society, the economy and culture and impresses it forcefully: tourism. It was never going to be easy in any case at any time to assemble ideas and contents under a line of traditional logic when there is a confrontation between points of view that arise from distinct capacities and orientations. However, it was possible to bring together the texts we present here thanks to the willingness of those taking part. A very enriching aspect has been that some of the authors who appear here, were students of the program of the Doctorate in City, Territory and Sustainability of the University of Guadalajara when the work began, and are now Doctors who completed the program.

Arte, arquitectura y ciudad: docencia y vanguardia (Art, Architecture and the City: Teaching and the Avant-garde)

Verónica Livier Díaz Núñez, Adriana I. Olivares González (editors)

Universidad de Guadalajara 2009

ISBN: 978-607450202-2

It is interesting to find that scientists are not so far apart from artists, through studying the two terms and their numerous links to each other in the course of history, as they are both concerned in some way with producing in the receiver of their work an impression of beauty, without falling into exaggeration, as one should also bear in mind that the true scientist gives priority to the veracity of his theories, as much as to the concept of beauty in adapting his discoveries. However, one should insist that science and art are not always  and at every moment the enemies they are supposed to be. It may be assumed that there is a constant interaction between art and science, as is is not a question of isolated cases, and they may even be on the way to becoming indispensable to each other.

Derivaciones y consecuencias del urbanismo (Derivations and Consequences of Urbanism)

María Luisa García Yerena, María Teresa Pérez Bourzac (editors)

Universidad de Guadalajara 2009

ISBN: 978-607-4501995

This book represents a significant effort of collaboration and continuity in the permanent work of the members of the Center for Research into the Environment and Territorial Development (CIMA) that focuses its objective on the production and diffusion of knowledge, as a result of the arduous work developed in the field of research, on the way to a firm commitment to contributing to study, thinking, reflection and criticism, on the subject of urbanism and the environment. At the same time, outlining new frontiers for contributions to current proposals establishes the dynamics for 21st century society and its corresponding relation to the city and territory.

Espacios de la ciudad y el medio ambiente (Spaces of the City and the Environment)

Daniel González Romero, David Carlos Ávila Ramírez (editors)

Universidad de Guadalajara 2009

ISBN: 978-6074-502039

There is no doubt that professionals in the field of architecture and urban design should have an ethical commitment to society, and that through their research they should propose short term, medium term and long term solutions to complicated and chaotic urban fabrics, in such a way as to make it possible to resolve, in their due proportions,  through the use of advanced and contemporary technology, the different levels of urban intervention, directed towards ecological development of the territory, sustainable urban planting and the presentation of new scenarios in the imaginaries of people living in these urban conglomerations. 

Arquitectura simulacro (Simulacrum Architecture)

Eloy Méndez Sainz

Universidad de Guadalajara 2009

ISBN: 978-607-450-094-3

We study architecture cloistered up in the form of a house. Being shut up in a physical space is one of the responses to the global and local risks that have repercussions in the form of fear and mistrust, and on the quality of life, and is also the naturalized effect of an acute polarization of income. The existence of renewed spatial features of housing makes it interesting in itself, but even more so if they have been modified in the name of trying alternative silicons of habitability. 

We are guided by the idea that there has been a change of code in architecture. The modern movement has become postmodern, and spatial solutions now start from different premisses and dare to propose new solutions in cities reorganized with new interventions. Exploration of the innovative code leads us to detect keys to explain the emergence of gated housing units. 

Espacio público e imaginario social (Public Space and the Social Imaginary)

María Teresa Pérez Bourzac

Universidad de Guadalajara 2007

ISBN: 978-970-27-1159-9

The reading of this text is an effort worth making, as it dares to penetrate the impulse for generating a renewed disposition to reformulating one’s outlook and thinking. The typological proposal made here leads us to the possible realisation of a new history that would allow us to examine urban spaces which have provided the backbone of the functions and character of the city, and the way in which the people living there have appropriated it. It is possible that mementoes may be found among the spaces of its contents for the most conservative and nostalgic memories, as well as a critical version of the transformations that the conditions of speculative development of a consumer society are imposing with the modernizing or postmodern character of urban public space, so the whole city assumes its own culture of the common. 

 Ciudad, arte y arquitectura en el imaginario moderno (City, Art and Architecture in the Modern Imaginary)

Daniel González Romero

Universidad de Guadalajara 2007

ISBN: 978-970-27-1160-5

The arguments buried in the visual images that guide expectations and local and universal memory, under which social ideas and beliefs have been constructed, when converted into cultural reasons and means of learning and reproduction, transform urban scenes and interventions by art and architecture into means that transcend the realms of ideological sensibility of the communities, to which are chained, from the point of view of Homo Videns (Giovanni Sartori), symbols and history, values and feelings, linked to the movements of the perspectives of power and its aims; the same thing happens to the attempt by official projections to bring about unified social “values”, where the essential elements of a model and a system are revealed, which explains to us the imaginary that unfolds among the realities into which collective memory is condensed.

Revolución Informacional, Crisis Ecología y Urbanismo (Information Revolution, Ecological Crisis and Urbanism)

Fernando Gaja i Díaz

Universidad de Guadalajara 2005

ISBN: 970-27-0977-6

The main objective of this study is to analyze the relationship between sustainability and urbanism, both at a macro and at a micro level, forms of constructing or tranforming urbanized space and the challenges imposed by the worldwide ecological crisis and the (supposed) emergence of an information society.  

This text merely aims to order thoughts and reflections on urbanism and sustainability; to clarify ideas, and significant words, in all the hullabaloo; to make a critical synthesis of contemporary ideas that relate the form of urbanization and of cities to the concept of sustainability; to provide, in short, a balance of the state of the question.

IV Congreso Internacional Ciudad y Territorio Virtual: Repensar la ciudad

Disco Compacto Memorias de formato PDF

ISBN: 978-970-27-1431-6

Universidad de Guadalajara 2007