Our work
STARTS WITH
social challenges
TO co-create
IDEAS
DEVELOP
solutions
&
experiences
IMPLEMENT
impact strategies
MAKE PEOPLE
WONDER
— Explore our work —
a selection of initiatives, PROGRAMS and projects
ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
GET: The Good Enough Transformation
global consortium
Sweden, Denmark, France, Morocco, Burkina Faso, Cyprus, Malaysia, Canada, Mexico
GET is a global community of practice that brings together 9 organizations from 9 countries in 4 continents. Working with grassroots communities, GET bridges traditional knowledge with research and innovation to find creative, sustainable and accessible solutions for a global Green Transition, NOW!
Cultural pavilion that shares moments inside the life of endless and diverse Mexico City in Beijing Design Week.
SOCIAL & URBAN INNOVATION
NEW RENAISSANCE
CREATIVE CITIZENS PROGRAM
San Diego, California
Imagine a new generation of young creatives, inventors and innovators from San Diego's underserved neighborhoods coming together to envision a healthy urban future for their communities.
Cultural pavilion that shares moments inside the life of endless and diverse Mexico City in Beijing Design Week.
SOCIAL & URBAN INNOVATION
IMPACT™
PROGRAM
Global
IMPACT™ is an Art & Identity tool for social transformation, developed in partnership with UK-based Organization for Identity and Cultural Development. IMPACT™ addresses challenges of identity-based conflict, democracy, civil peace and cultural heritage through arts-driven and human science solutions.
Cultural pavilion that shares moments inside the life of endless and diverse Mexico City in Beijing Design Week.
CREATIVE ECONOMY & culture
ATLAS
ARKAE project
Port of Vigo, Spain
A new public space for culture and community on the coast of Vigo, manifesting the link between natural heritage, city identity and technology. Atlas offers an iconic space for civic engagement, creative economy and urban memory.
Cultural pavilion that shares moments inside the life of endless and diverse Mexico City in Beijing Design Week.
CREATIVE ECONOMY & culture
Mexico CityRoom
ARKAE project
Beijing, China
Interactive pavilion celebrating bilateral relations between Mexico City and Beijing. 122 citizen-curated "windows" depict life in Mexico City. Powered by AR storytelling, the pavilion's modular design manifests a conversation between two cultural symbols from each city.
Cultural pavilion that shares moments inside the life of endless and diverse Mexico City in Beijing Design Week.
SOCIAL & URBAN INNOVATION
TRYCITIES
CREATIVE CITIZENS PROGRAM
Montreal, Mexico, Paris, Hanoi
TRYCITIES stands for transformative youth cities. An urban incubator that brought together diverse urban youth, civil society, and social science in Montreal, Mexico City, Paris and Hanoi —to create sustainable urban innovations.
Cultural pavilion that shares moments inside the life of endless and diverse Mexico City in Beijing Design Week.
SOCIAL & URBAN INNOVATION
WElab
PROJECT
Global
A civic campus for sustainable innovation and green living, consisting of a school, factory, and urban playground with experiential residencies and permaculture practices. WElab supports a creative way of life where citizens learn, share, and create solutions for their city.
Cultural pavilion that shares moments inside the life of endless and diverse Mexico City in Beijing Design Week.
CREATIVE ECONOMY & culture
Caracol de Viento
ARKAE project
Mexico City
A cultural, recyclable pavilion made of PET bottles, bamboo, interactive mechanisms, ancestral legends and musical instruments, manifesting a bridge between the cultural heritage of Mexico's indigenous peoples and contemporary approaches to environmental sustainability.
Cultural pavilion that shares moments inside the life of endless and diverse Mexico City in Beijing Design Week.
CREATIVE ECONOMY & culture
TIPI ISLES
ARKAE project
Ontario, Canada
Could vernacular technologies and architectures inspire future solutions? The "Teepee Isles" prototype, based on the architecture of North American First Nations, creates a new generation of cultural venues equipped to deal with airborne infectious diseases such as covid19.
Cultural pavilion that shares moments inside the life of endless and diverse Mexico City in Beijing Design Week.
SOCIAL & URBAN INNOVATION
FUTURE ROOTS
CREATIVE CITIZENS PROGRAM
Canada and Mexico
Future Roots brings together urban Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth to collaborate in the awareness of their cultural traditions for sustainable futures and social change.
Cultural pavilion that shares moments inside the life of endless and diverse Mexico City in Beijing Design Week.
CREATIVE ECONOMY & culture
Light Snail
ARKAE project
London, UK
Immersive storytelling space based on the imagination of the Mixteca and Zapoteca cultures and traditional Oaxaca black pottery. The pavilion hosts an exhibition of the work of traditional artisans and contemporary new media artists.
Cultural pavilion that shares moments inside the life of endless and diverse Mexico City in Beijing Design Week.
CREATIVE ECONOMY & culture
OZTOK
ARKAE project
Shanghai, China
An interactive cultural pavilion for bilateral relations between Shanghai and Mexico City. Based on the mythical origin place of the Nahua peoples, Chicomoztoc, the pavilion offers mixed-reality stories about Mexico City.
Cultural pavilion that shares moments inside the life of endless and diverse Mexico City in Beijing Design Week.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION
Spotlight for kids
project
Mexico City
An educational tool with a children-friendly approach to communicating public safety measures about the Covid-19 pandemic, co-created with elementary schools in five communities in the periphery of Mexico City.
Cultural pavilion that shares moments inside the life of endless and diverse Mexico City in Beijing Design Week.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION
MooVIT
project
Mexico City
A cultural mobile unit meant deploying in some of the most intricate corners of Mexico City, taking an inclusive cultural and educational program to different neighborhoods and communities.
Cultural pavilion that shares moments inside the life of endless and diverse Mexico City in Beijing Design Week.
CREATIVE ECONOMY & culture
ZEMPOAL
ARKAE project
Toronto, Canada
An immersive storytelling experience about the Mexican Day of the Dead in a multicultural area of Toronto. A platform to share stories and memories of the living and the dead.
Cultural pavilion that shares moments inside the life of endless and diverse Mexico City in Beijing Design Week.
SOCIAL & URBAN INNOVATION
OASIS
project
Iztapalapa, Mexico City
A model of community urban regeneration, 'healthy culture' programming and civic engagement in one of the most vulnerable neighborhoods in the eastern peripheral border of Mexico City.
Cultural pavilion that shares moments inside the life of endless and diverse Mexico City in Beijing Design Week.
SOCIAL & URBAN INNOVATION
Holosciens
CREATIVE CITIZENS program
Iztapalapa, Mexico City
Holosciens transformed a health sciences university into a "Healthy City Hub" in the periphery of Mexico City by bringing together young leaders, interdisciplinary researchers, and grassroots communities working together to regenerate a marginalized neighborhood.
Cultural pavilion that shares moments inside the life of endless and diverse Mexico City in Beijing Design Week.
SOCIAL & URBAN INNOVATION
Polisphere
PROJECT
Queretaro, Mexico
A civic pavilion commemorating the Mexican Constitution in its birthplace. The pavilion tells the story of the makers of a new nation, from iconic figures to anonymous workers of the land, and provides a civic forum for the future city.
Cultural pavilion that shares moments inside the life of endless and diverse Mexico City in Beijing Design Week.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION
WAWA MIKUY
SOCIAL INITIATIVE
Quito, Ecuador
A health education program to counter diabetes and obesity indexes of children in vulnerable neighborhoods in Quito, bringing together local NGOs, health science professionals, and public educators.
Cultural pavilion that shares moments inside the life of endless and diverse Mexico City in Beijing Design Week.
SOCIAL & URBAN INNOVATION
Ambiens
project
Puebla, Mexico
An urban intervention designed to expand the pedestrian possibilities of the city between the treetops, bridging commercial streets, cultural spaces and the rooftops of public buildings.
Cultural pavilion that shares moments inside the life of endless and diverse Mexico City in Beijing Design Week.