Red Threads / Hilos Rojos
Jorge Garrido / Jasso

Ephemeral art installations in CDMX

Miguel de la Torre Arquitectos as Architects

“An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, and circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle. But it will never break.”


The legend of the Red Thread tells us that there are people predestined to meet each other along their lives. We are all connected by a red thread tied to our pinky finger, which connects us with those who must coincide in our lives, with whom we will make history.

This legend is born from a thin vein that connects the heart with the small finger of our hand, to leave the body and connect with the finger and finally someone else’s heart. As well as the veins of the human body, this thread is branched, it connects us with all those to whom we can help, transform and love.

Inspired by this legend, the piece represents that red thread that unites people between neighborhoods, cities and countries, this interpretation aims to unite us, no matter how different and how far apart we are.

The first two pieces were placed at La Condesa neighborhood in Mexico City. This area is famous, especially among young businesspeople, students, foreigners and pet lovers. Although this area has been always residential, it’s mostly filled with cafes, boutiques, art galleries and restaurants, this is why Hilos Rojos was placed there, it’s a place where diversity lives and connections are made every day.


These pieces are the first of many that are intended to be placed, for the time being, in Mexico City.

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