COMPLEXITY AND SOCIOCULTURAL
URBANIZATION OF SPARE TIME IN
MAGDALENA MIXHUCA SPORTS CITY
José Antonio García AyalaEscuela Superior de Ingenieria y Arquitectura - Unidad Tecamachalco,
Instituto Politécnico Nacional
Mexico City, Mexico
|INDECS 12(3), 225-244, 2014
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Received: 5 May 2014
This article derives from my thesis research project "Fragmentation and sociocultural
urbanization of spare time. High-significance places in Magdalena Mixhuca Sports City". Its purpose is to concisely present
those considerations that allowed integrating transdisciplinary epistemological and methodological frameworks. An
analytical method was designed to integrate epistemological considerations for cultural and deep hermeneutics analysis, and
the principles of complex thinking and complex systems theory, with the purpose of explaining the spare time sociocultural
urbanization that is taking place in this fragmented public space that is characteristic of Mexico City.
We present here some of the results of the implementation of this analytical method based on hologramatic, recursive and dialogic principles, that allowed interpreting Magdalena Mixhuca Sports City (at first sight considered fragmented, disarticulated and chaotic) as a fractal space, integrated by symbolic forms, socially and historically structured in this public space, from its origin, in 1958, up to the 21st century. We can conclude that these symbolic forms, located within a complex system, are condensed in high significance places such as Juan Escutia Sports Palace, Rodríguez Brothers Racetrack, Foro Sol, Gates 3 and 2, and Agustín Melgar Olympic Velodrome Esplanade, all of which have their own cultural dynamics that determine the characteristics, as a whole, of this sport centre.
complexity, deep hermeneutics, sociocultural urbanization, public space and spare time
APA: 2900, 2930