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TateShots: Abraham Cruzvillegas

English: Old building in Mexico CityIn the summer of 2008, Cruzvillegas spent several months at Cove Park, on the west coast of Scotland. During that time, he carried out research into the local economy and the materials associated with it.

These investigations dovetailed with a longer-standing interest in the improvisatory architecture of his parents’ house in Mexico City. Like many of their neighbours, Cruzvillegas’ parents built their house themselves, adding to it over many decades — a process known as autoconstrucción, or ‘self-building’.

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