San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, México.
The independent collective “CHIAPAS AGAINST THE GRAIN” in San Cristóbal de las Casas has once again organized the tenth special winter program based on reflection workshops regarding Language and Culture within the context of different visions and values of space/habitat and their contradictions in the urban/rural spatial configuration under neoliberal policies, as well as the processes of cultural recreation and appropriation within the dynamic of the challenge of constructing new worlds. Said program seeks, in short, to encourage exchanges of experiences between nationals and internationals about shared and diverse principles and values, using Chiapas’ socio-cultural reality as a reference. Based on the idea that THOUGHT, LANGUAGE, AND REALITY are an identity that allows us to integrate different forms of communication and interaction, we will participate in different activities from visits to talks and videos as generators of collective reflection.
The program will take place from Wednesday, December 18-22, 2013. The cost for the week’s activities will be $2,000 pesos for internationals and $1,000 pesos for Latin Americans. The money is used to support independent cultural spaces in Chiapas. Those who are interested and wish to receive more information can write to chiapasacontrapelo (at) cronopios.org . Our web site: http://www.chiapas-a-contrapelo.cronopios.org/ . Address: Josefa Ortíz de Domínguez #34A. Barrio Santa Lucía. Telephone: +52 (678) 116-0806.
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES FOR THE TENTH PROGRAM “CHIAPAS AGAINST THE GRAIN”
DECEMBER 18-22, 2013
|Wednesday 18||Thursday 19||Friday 20||Saturday 21||Sunday 22|
|Registration and Introduction||Plenary about reflection by previous day’s teams||
Visit to a Rural City
|Plenary about reflection by the previous day’s teams||Work in teams: “Space and autonomy”|
|Tour in teams (*) of the “dual city”||Work in teams:
A dignified life.
|Work in teams: Autonomy and cultural appropriation: "Everything for everyone."||Plenary about the reflection in teams.|
|Reflection in teams about the activity in the “dual city”||Video and preparation for the visit to a Rural City||Reflection in teams about the visit.||Presentations: New worlds: coexistence and conflicts||Continuation of the plenary and final evaluation|
(*) “Dual city” is the concept Andrés Aubry used to characterize San Cristóbal de las Casas (Spanish residential center, indigenous periphery)