WHO ARE WE
Culturans helps create thriving cities and communities through the power of arts & culture.
We advance local development internationally by democratizing the tools and outcomes of:

+ Urban Innovation
+ Creative Economies
+ Civic Engagement & Education


+ Urban Innovation
+ Creative Economies
+ Civic Engagement & Education
our creative citizens approach
We bridge artistic imagination, scientific curiosity, and community identity to change mindsets and address public issues at the heart of where human connections begin the social fabric of a city.
Our vision of the social fabric spans hemispheres, cultures, and sectors - connecting grassroots organizations and communities, scientific research institutions, and local governments.

Our methods, programs, and solutions foster collaboration, enable holistic perspectives on real-world issues, build capacity and outstanding talent, and improve the way life is experienced in every community and place.
Culturans uses art, culture and social innovation to help imagine and create sustainable cities. We work with both a global and local focus to face urban problems and empower citizens to transform and enhance urban well-being for people and planet.
SUSTAINABLE CITIES THROUGH ART, SCIENCE AND COMMUNITY
A 'BOTTEGA' FOR CITIES
Our team offers a unique perspective on cities that combines urbanism, creative industries, community development, and environmental sustainability.

HUMANITY OF URBANISM
We operate at the human scale of cities, working with and learning from local communities, scientific institutions, educational centers, government agencies and global urban agendas across the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

Culturans is based in Mexico City and works internationally.
WHAT WE DO
We use our Creative Citizens approach to develop urban solutions and engaging participatory programs that inspire social, economic, and environmental change in everyday urban life.

Our work includes:

• Empowering and training urban youth to create a better future for their city
• Re-imagining marginalized places and populations in megacities as hotbeds of urban innovation
• Improving the experience of public spaces as expressions of inclusive urban identity
• Connecting sustainability science and global development agendas to ordinary citizens and grassroots communities
• Exploring the past of cities and their cultural and natural heritage as a source of sustainable urban futures
Driving sustainable development through the power of culture.
WE WORK TO ADVANCE THE United Nations SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS FROM AN URBAN PERSPECTIVE.
Life without heroic deed is no life at all.
                   — DAVID GEMMELL
Life without heroic deed is no life at all.
                   — David Gemmell