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Frida Escobedo

Frida Escobedo

Split Subject

Edited by Ken Stewart and Marielle Suba

ISBN 9780674278585

Publication date: 04/02/2024

Split Subject, an early project by architect Frida Escobedo, deconstructs a fraught allegory of national identity and architectural modernism in Mexico. Unpacking this project and tracing its enduring influence throughout Escobedo’s career, Frida Escobedo: Split Subject reveals a multi-scalar and multi-medium practice whose creative output encompasses permanent buildings, temporary installations, public sculpture, art objects, publications, and exhibitions, and bares at its center a sensitivity to time and weathering, material and pattern, and memory. It includes essays by Julieta Gonzalez, Alejandro Hernández, Erika Naginski, Doris Sommer and José Falconi, and Irene Sunwoo, and a foreword by Wonne Ickx.


  • Ken Stewart is Assistant Dean and Director of Communications and Public Programs at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
  • Marielle Suba is Editor of Harvard Design Press at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Book Details

  • 250 pages
  • 8 x 10 inches
  • Harvard Graduate School of Design
  • Foreword by Wonne Ickx