Edgar Garcia
The Architecture and Design Legacy of the Chicano Movement: 1966-1985

Mr. Garcia will document and explore the premise of a “Chicano Style” identified with the unexplored architectural and design contributions of the Chicano Movement. Drawing upon the rich cultural and artistic legacy of Mexico and Southwestern United States, Mexican-American artists and designers rediscovered this rich source of visual artistic precedent to express a reinvigorated cultural identity. Influences from Pre-Columbian art, the Mexican Muralists Movement of the 1920s, and inner city street culture were reinterpreted into a distinctive Chicano aesthetic. Research findings will be disseminated through an active blog and website and through an electronic exhibition.

first street store. Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles (MCLA)

First Street Store, Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles (MCLA)