Courting the Council: The Municipal Palace and the Popular Petition in Morelia, Mexico, 1880-1930
 

 
 

 
Christina Jimenez

Christina Jimenez

"City Halls and Civic Materialism: Towards a Global History of Urban Public Space utilizes the town hall in its global historical incarnations as bases to probe these changing ideas of urban public space. The essays in this volume provide an analysis of the architecture, iconography, and spatial relations that constitute the town hall to explore its historical ability to accommodate the "public" in different political and social contexts, in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Americas, as the relation between citizens and civic authority had to be revisited with the universal franchise, under fascism, after the devastation of the world wars, decolonization, and most recently, with the neo-liberal restructuring of cities." "

Courting the Council: The Municipal Palace and the Popular Petition in Morelia, Mexico, 1880-1930