Diálogos / Urbánika

Diálogos sobre arquitectura y diseño.
Arquitectura y diseño, operando desde Chihuahua, Mexico.
Urbánika somos: Federico Campos y Oscar Chávez.

Dialogue of architecture and design.
Urbánika is an architecture and design office from Chihuahua, México.
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Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing, a remake of this post. Source.

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Regales no escritas, escritas.

Pre/Post. #urbanika


Drone Survival Guide

Drones. Siluetas. Negro. Súper.

Espacio colectivo.


Espacio Escultórico 

via AA

Espacio escultórico. CU.


What role does the law play in regulating taste? According to some aficionados, and plenty of hawkers the world over, the fewer regulations governing street-side food vending the better (or as one prominent LA restaurant critic told me: the best tacos in town are in Tijuana). Unregulated street food meccas like Rio de Janeiro and Mexico City certainly support this theory. But in places like Singapore and Portland, Oregon, where strict rules govern but encourage vending, the street food remains top-notch.

Laws can both help or hinder the business as well as the quality and diversity of the offerings, depending on whose interests are prioritized. Implementation and enforcement in different cities often fluctuates, too, depending on neighborhood, time of day, political climate, type of vendor, and the whims of authority figures. Even Chicagos famous hot dogs are actually illegal to sell on the street (sausage-vending permits exist, but only for park grounds). Most vendors just ignore or remain unaware of the citys arcane and largely unenforced laws governing the sale of cooked or prepared food on the sidewalks. Back in 1997, Windy City health inspectors ignited the “elote wars” labor dispute by cracking down and dousing bleach on the tropical fruit salads and barbecued corn ears of unsuspecting food carts in a random effort to clamp down on illegal hawkers.

Street food vending can be risky business, and the relationship between the law and street food is a complicated one. The chart here won’t necessarily clarify what sort of legislation allows for maximum tastiness. Rather, it demonstrates that what’s strictly legal (or illegal) doesn’t dictate the reality on the streets. Like heat-resistant microorganisms growing in a sunless hydrothermal vent, street food can persist even in the most seemingly inhospitable environments.

Lara Rabinovitch is a historian and writer living in Los Angeles. She’s working on a book about pastrami and the people who brought it to North America.  

Illustrated and designed by Helen Tseng

Food. Legal?

You won’t allow me to go to school.
I won’t become a doctor.
Remember this:
One day you will be sick.

Poem written by an 11 year old Afghan girl 

This poem was recorded in a NYT magazine article about female underground poetry groups in Afghanistan. An amazing article about the ways in which women are using a traditional two line poetry form to express their resistance to male oppression, their feelings about love (considered blasphemous).

Here’s the link

(via conansdoyles)

Poesía. Afganistán.

(Source: chidealist)

El gimnasio de Box Riberas de #urbanika ¡seleccionado entre los 15 representantes de México para la Bienal Iberoamericana de Rosario Argentina! Gracias al equipo de trabajo y @paperpencilpics y Theo Leinad por las fotografías #cuu

Under The Volcano 



Americans love Mexican food. We consume nachos, tacos, burritos, tortas, enchiladas, tamales and anything resembling Mexican in enormous quantities. We love Mexican beverages, happily knocking back huge amounts of tequila, mezcal and Mexican beer every year. We love Mexican people—as we sure…

Sobre México.


Pai Mei taught you the five point palm-exploding heart technique?”


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