The book is the result of having given the closing conference of the III Arqfestival of Guadalajara (Mexico, October 2016) and shows, along with part of the constructed work, seventy projects never built or published before (studies that were not carried out or contests lost in half of the world). I told to the students that filled the Diana Theater, we all recognize ourselves in failure. Because for one who wins, we are always many who lose… The book – and the conference – wants to demystify the profession, as a success story and explain the true face of so much effort, work and work, to allow everyone to feel identified and reflected…

The book is edited by the UAA Autonomous University of Aguascalientes, one of the Latin-American universities in which I has taught and with which I have many links. It is, perhaps, the most complete that we have ever edited about the 35 years of study work. With prologues by Blanca Ruiz Esparza and Sergio Daniszewski

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