Laser scanning in Tlatelolco (2022) by CyArkCyArk
Welcome to Tlatelolco
Located just North of the historic center of Mexico city, Tlatelolco is the location of many important events in Mexico's history and serves as a touchstone for remembering past tragedies and losses while also showing the resilience of the Mexican people.
Workshop in Tlatelolco (2022) by CyArkCyArk
Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation
With support from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, CyArk traveled to Tlatelolco to provide training to local professionals and digitally document the historic buildings of Tlatelolco. Project partners produced an educational tour and high-resolution data to support conservation.
Training workshop in Tlatelolco (2022) by CyArkCyArk
In March 2022, CyArk provided a series of workshops on 3D Documentation of cultural heritage and digital storytelling for a group of 20 young people from the cultural sector of Mexico.
Training in photogrammetry in Tlatelolco (2022) by CyArkCyArk
Working with CyArk, workshop participants used laser scanning and digital photogrammetry to digitally document six sites in Tlatelolco.
Laser scanning on the Church of Santiago Tlatelolco (2022) by CyArkCyArk
Laser scanning was completed of the roofs of key structures that were damaged from the September 2017 earthquake including the Church of Santiago.
Storytelling workshop in Tlatelolco (2022) by CyArkCyArk
Interviews with the Community
Workshop participants also recorded interviews with experts and community members who shared the ways Tlatelolco has represented innovation and resilience. The participants created a script for the virtual tour.
Building the Virtual Tour
The 3D data and video interviews collected by the participants and CyArk were processed and used for the production of a virtual tour of the key sites in Tlatelolco.
Screen shot of virtual tour of Tlatelolco (2022) by CyArkCyArk
Explore the Tour
The tour is available in Spanish and English and includes the voices of experts and community members seeking to raise public awareness of the relevance of heritage to protect it.
Aerial view of Chihuahua Building, part of the Nonoalco Tlatelolco Housing Complex (2022) by CyArkCyArk
The digital experience will support greater awareness and dialogue about the important events that took place in Tlatelolco and the importance of protecting and preserving cultural heritage.
Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco (2022) by CyArkCyArk
Aerial photograph showing earthquake damage in Tlatelolco by CyArkCyArk
Creating a Record
The data will be delivered to heritage professionals in Mexico to support the conservation of the unique architectural heritage of Tlatelolco.