The Archival City delegation (Vincent Lemire, Yann Potin, Anne-Rose de Fontainieu and Georges Lomné) visited the municipal archive collection stored since 1992 in the former private library of Jacinto Jijón y Caamaño located in La Circasiana Park. They were accompanied by Julio Echeverría, local coordinator of Archival City, Jaime Bustos (UASB), Carlos Espinosa (USFQ), Sara Caicedo (USFQ) and Jeroen Derkinderen Lombeyda (doctoral student at UASB).
Vincent Lemire, Georges Lomné, Yann Potin and Anne-Rose de Fontainieu will be in Quito from February 29th to March 3rd. They will meet all the Ecuadorian researchers involved in the Archival City project. The 11 researchers from the Simon Bolivar Andean University will present their work on urban change, historical semantics and places of social memory. The 8 FLACSO researchers will adopt a historical and anthropological perspective to address issues of space, power and daily life. Finally, the 5 researchers from the University of San Francisco are working on a geographic information system project on the matter of the spiritual city.