Casa Gallina / Special Prize
Casa Gallina is a transdisciplinary cultural project whose programming is focused on learnings and actions relating culture, community, and the environment. The project is located in Santa María la Ribera, a neighborhood of Mexico City, where it seeks to facilitate synergies inside the local communities.
Through its platforms, Casa Gallina seeks to promote, inoculate, encourage, and revitalize initiatives and proposals about resilience, the environment, creative models of associations, life styles of responsible consumption, as well as alternative models of social interaction. Casa Gallina also seeks to strengthen local community networks, as well as alliances with initiatives from other areas that share similar interests to establish processes of dialogue, work, and exchange.
Detailed explanation of the submitted project or idea.
Casa Gallina has operated since 2013 in the territory of Santa María la Ribera, where it has been able to construct a complex web of solid relationships between diverse actors and local agents from the neighborhood. In 2019, Casa Gallina and its team proposed to consolidate their practice by expanding collaborations with other creative platforms with similar interests around the country to strengthen processes of exchange, dialogue, and learning, in which local experiences can transcend the specific territory to amplify their impact networks.
Casa Gallina considers the focus of its work to be reinforcing its leadership role in strengthening community networks related to reflection and action about issues of sustainability, ecological regeneration, conscious consumption, and creativity in everyday life. Through diverse formats of social interaction, dialogue, and learning exchanges, Casa Gallina is being constructed as a community facilitator of learning processes and social collaborations.
Comments from Judges
Loftwork KyotoArt Director
I really identify with this project. It focuses on how children can live better in the future, rather than what adults should do to survive the present. From an educational perspective, it considers exchanges between people as a form of circularity and puts in place systems and rules to facilitate these. It’s wonderful to see it already implemented. Speaking personally, to begin from this kind of loving perspective is the most important thing, even when thinking about circularity, as any future we choose to imagine can change completely. I also think it’s so important that we adopt the perspective of the next generation, as they are the reason we pursue circularity in the first place.