Building resilience with communities of Guerrero

by Cooperacion Comunitaria A.C.
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Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Jun 16, 2020

Strengthening advocacy and reducing vulnerability

Workshop in the environmental classroom
Workshop in the environmental classroom

We continue with the next phase of the Comprehensive Habitat Reconstruction Project in which we focus on two key factors. Firstly, through territorial analysis we seek to strengthen the organization, mutual aid and self-management between different actors and between different communities such as La Cienega, Ojo de Agua and Xochistlahuaca. Secondly, we continue working on risk reduction and management through safe construction with the reinforced adobe system. 


Development of the mural project «Codex Humboldt Fragment 1, Codex Azoyu 2 Reverse» in mountain community centres

From the collaboration with the plastic artist Mariana Castillo Deball and Cooperacion Comunitaria, the mural project «Códice Humboldt Fragmento 1, Códice Azoyu 2 Reverso» was created for community centers located in Guerrero´s Mountain. 

The murals were designed by the artist and for the production of the pieces, community promoter Grabiel thought of involving the women of his community (El Obispo, Malinaltepec, Gro.) because of their experience in kneading tortillas and whose consistency in making the tiles is similar.

In total, the community made more than 500 pieces of raw earth made with local materials from the Mountain of Guerrero, which would be used for the murals in the Environmental Classroom in the community La Cienega and for the Center for Indigenous Education (CEPI) in the community Ojo de Agua, both in the municipality of Malinaltepec, Gro. 

The murals represent the tributes that were paid to the mexica empire in the Mountain of Guerrero region. Their placement in community spaces made it possible to raise awareness about the local history and culture as well as the constructive possibilities of the land.


Next phase in the Environmental Classroom

Within the framework of the alliance with the Intercultural University of the State of Guerrero (UIEG) after 5 months, we finished all the constructive processes for the Environmental Classroom.

This space was finally used by the students in the workshop «Use and maintenance of adobe houses» which is part of a series of workshops of the formative program carried out with the students of the degree in Sustainable Development.

During this same period we held other workshops for field promoters and students where we explained land ownership for construction and the right to adequate housing. These activities together contribute to the objective of strengthening the exercise of rights and recovering traditional knowledge of construction with land in the region.

In addition to completing the construction work on the building, we completed the placement of the mural «Codex Humboldt Fragment 1, Codex Azoyu 2 Reverse», which consists of 156 raw earth tiles placed on the main facade of the building. 


Center for Indigenous Education in the community Ojo de Agua, Malinaltepec, Guerrero

After the inauguration of the CEPI, we completed the placement of the mural «Códice Humboldt Fragment 1, Códice Azoyú 2 Reverso» with the placement of 324 raw earth tiles, which were used to cover two facades of the building.

The placement of the mural required the participation of the 11 teachers who use this community center for the management and collection of local materials, as well as, the training of three local promoters for its placement.


kitchen-dining room for The house of the amuzgos children in Xochistlahuaca

After the period of diagnosis and participatory design with the members of the school community of the intercultural bilingual primary school W'aa Yocanch'u Ncue (The house of the Amuzgos children in ñomndaa), we started the planning and preparations for the construction of the kitchen-dining room that will serve to prepare and serve food for the children.

In addition to the preparations for the dining room, two stages of the construction process were initiated: the preparation of adobes for the building and the foundation. Both stages could be carried out thanks to regional collective work forms in which parents and teachers who received technical training in the reinforced adobe construction system participated.

Due to the contingency derived from the COVID–19 the constructive works were paused at the request of the school community since until the last days of May 2020 the contagion started in the region.

Workshop maintenance of reinforced adobe houses
Workshop maintenance of reinforced adobe houses
Production of tiles
Production of tiles
Raw earth tile
Raw earth tile
Mural
Mural
Mural at the CEPI, Ojo de Agua.
Mural at the CEPI, Ojo de Agua.

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