Our mission

Collaborate in the improvement of the living conditions and habitability of the rural communities of our country, as well as in the rescue and strengthening of the territorial memory, through integral participatory processes that strengthen local knowledge, autonomy, the exchange of knowledge and resilience, always recognizing the inhabitants as at the center of the processes and decision-making.

Our vission

Facilitate, in a respectful and honest way, community processes promoted in a self-managed way, using architecture as a tool of social transformation for the defense of human rights.

Pronouncement

The work that we carry out in conjunction with the communities has a complex and systemic approach, as we address the multiple dimensions that are interrelated with living: socio-cultural, environmental-territorial, economic-productive and political-normative. The social processes in which we participate should not be understood as altruism, volunteer work or humanitarian work. Our practice is related to a constant exercise of denunciation, social justice, democracy and the defense of human rights, through which we advocate for the construction of an inclusive, collaborative, equitable and supportive society. We question and influence public policies in Mexico through the development of participatory and emancipatory social processes where architecture is used as a tool to:

Reject all types of violence against women, their families and communities: patriarchal, racist, epistemic, environmental, economic and institutional.

Acknowledge the [constructive, territorial, cultural and environmental] knowledge that communities have collectively produced over the years.

Accompany organized groups and communities in the management, production and defense of their territory.

Dismantle the hegemonic and colonizing architectural processes.

Respect the philosophy of native peoples and their various ways of living as a product of the affective relationship they have with the territory.

Recover construction based on solidarity and mutual aid to build, not only the physical environment, but also to improve the community fabric.

Preserve traditional trades in order to detonate local production chains and solidarity economies.

Promote spaces for critical reflection based on popular education for liberation.

Question the current constructive methods and processes based on neoliberal economic models that leave the inhabitants on the fringe of decisions.

Develop work strategies based on the installation of capacities for self-management and autonomy of the inhabitants in the short, medium and long term.

Learn about "good living" [buen vivir] and community practices for the understanding, social management and social production of the territory.

Believe in the capacities that rural communities have to manage, design, implement and evaluate strategies and projects.

Build a just, equitable and inclusive society based on the principles of interculturality.