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Euroaxacan Initiative of Transformative Cultures

The Euroaxacan Initiative of Transformative Cultures (EITC) investigates how to invigorate cultural economies by combining arts, crafts and technologies from the pre- and post-industrial eras. The initiative focuses on community workshops of the township of Zegache Sta Ana in Oaxaca, Mexico – renowned for its restoration of traditional artefacts, as well as contemporary artistic interventions. EITC extends the current activities of the workshops to include electronics, digital media and permaculture. We look at intertwining craftsmanship and artistic creation with social entrepreneurship and innovation, to safeguard the cultural identity and economic sustainability of Zegache. By creating new economic activities grounded in a revaluing of the cultural wealth of the region, the possibility of return could be reopened for those who wish to find their way home.

FoAM joins Performing Pictures, Raketa and David Cuartielles (SE), Spacemakers (UK), nadine (BE) alongside a consortium of Mexican partners supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union.

Residency Christian Thornton

Christian Thornton worked with Bartaku on designing and prototyping glass sculptures as part of the EITC project.

Family Residency Porras and Canseco

Along with little Dante, Daniela Porras and Luis Canseco are two visual artists based in Oaxaca, Mexico, where they also run an afternoon art ...

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comb in glass
comb face
piccolo printer
maguey spine
comb in glass
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FoAM Newsletter Winter 2012

banner Winter greetings from FoAM, amidst virtual snow and the sudden electric bloom of Christmas lights. As the year draws to ...

Interview with Christian Thornton

20120917 Christian Thornton is a glass artist and the artistic director of Studio Xaquixe in Oaxaca. For the Fiesta de Maguey ...

Finding Our Way Home

A company of artists from Europe and a company of artisans from Oaxaca set out to meet each other. Over ...