On the southern fringe of Mexico City’s Juarez neighborhood, a two-story apartment complex built in 1912 occupies an entire block, its elegant brick architecture contrasting with the auto parts stores across from it.
On one of the historic estate’s corners, a set of white wooden doors marks the home of Alberto Bustamante, a.k.a. Mexican Jihad, 37, a co-founder of the electronic music label N.A.A.F.I.
For years, his space has been a gathering place for queer artists, designers and performers who met in the capital’s 2010s party scene: N.A.A.F.I.
was known for its boisterous raves in cantinas and warehouses, where a diverse crowd would dance late to techno suffused with global beats.