Architect and designer Óscar Hagerman Mosquera (b. La Coruña, Spain 1936, lives and works in Mexcio since 1952), is a strong advocate of combining traditional aesthetics of ethnic cultures with contemporary technology. His work includes the designs of houses, schools, social centers, an ecotourism hotels inspired in rural designs from houses in diverse ethnic communities all over Mexico. As he explains "Industrial design teaches us to search for original forms, but the greatest wealth is to create a world that belongs to the people and make them feel it theirs" --Page 223. Includes texts by noted author Elena Poniatowska and architect Paloma Vera, a pupil of Oscar Hagerman.