Project #7735

Help Mexican Youths Fight Violence Through Art

by Arquetopia, Foundation for Development
Aug 29, 2012

Home Is Where Art Is

Our new building!
Our new building!

A new public masterpiece is about to emerge in Downtown Puebla at the heart of this World Heritage City: a living piece of art that will accommodate the largest Artist-in-Residence Program in Mexico, several social and art initiatives, an art gallery, art and music studios, and which will become the permanent home for Arquetopia Foundation.  The space will be dedicated to promoting social change, the arts, and preserving cultural heritage while engaging the community in discussions about social issues. 

Architects Without Borders Canada (AWB) visited Arquetopia this summer to discuss plans for the space renovation and to visit the actual building, an art deco building from the 1940s.  For this exciting new project, students of the University of Manitoba, along with AWB, will be designing and developing the master plan this fall for the renovation and restoration of our Foundation’s new home. This new space will continue to celebrate local aesthetics, combining it with contemporary art, Latin American music and our concern for sustainability and a low environmental impact.

Arquetopia will soon engage the community of the old historic neighborhood of San Francisco, Puebla in creative processes and will donate a public art piece from a soon-to-be-revealed international artist.  Our new home will continue to be a generous space, hosting international artists and safeguarding freedom of speech and creativity, as well as making contemporary art and music accessible to the community.

Thank you for being such a generous community of supporters and believing in the power of art!

Art Deco Floors
Art Deco Floors
Kelley and Kurt from AWB at work
Kelley and Kurt from AWB at work
Inside the second floor
Inside the second floor



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Organization Information

Arquetopia, Foundation for Development

Location: Puebla - Mexico
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Francisco Guevara
Executive Director
Puebla, PUE Mexico

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