Community Work

Our mission is not only to install systems but to make sure that people actually be empowered and adopt them to access a clean and constant water source. For that reason our success depends not only on the formal design of the products but of their contextual and social adaptation and our constant presence in the field.

We continually carry out work in the communities. From working with local boards providing information on systems, giving courses, workshops, training, follow-up’s and simply spending time with people. This work is essential to ensure that rainwater harvesting works and is adopted by families. Much of our community work outside of Mexico City is in collaboration with Concentrarte AC.

Carmen Hernández and Jennifer White.

Water and art plays are presented in the communities in which we work in partnership with El Carro de Comedias of the UNAM and Concentrarte AC.

Collective mural in the community of San Miguel, Ajusco by Zekuollaz.

Yuguelito, Iztapalapa.

Working in Hidalgo in collaboration with Sistema Biobolsa, Concentrarte AC y Artolution and with financing from SEMARNAT. Photo by Camaroni Productions.

Working in our beloved community of Paraje Quiltepec, in the Ajusco in collaboration with Proyecto Concentrarte AC, Wixari Collective, Cameras for Change and La Comuna. Photo: Pilar Campos.

Community photo workshop by Cate Cameron and Cameras for Change. Photo: Cate Cameron.

Santiago Salcido in La Cebolleta, Jalisco. Photo: Pilar Campos.

Ha Ta Tukari is a comprehensive project of sustainable development for the sierra Huichol carried out by Isla Urbana, ConcentrArte AC, Luum AC, and the Wixari Collective. Photo: Pilar Campos.

Work by La Carpa Azul Initiative by Isla Urbana. July Padrón and Hugo Gálvez.

Working in Hidalgo in collaboration with Sistema Biobolsa, Ceoncentrarte AC and Artolution, with financing from SEMARNAT. Collective mural by Artolution.

Work in DF under the framework of La Carpa Azul by Isla Urbana. Collective mural by Artolution.

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Community work in Mexico City under La Carpa Azul Initiative by Isla Urbana in Huacahuasco, one of our closest communities.

Ha Ta Tukari is an integral project of sustainable development for the Huichol community carried out by Isla Urbana, ConcentrArte AC, Luum AC and the Wixari Collective in Jalisco.

The PazPazBus is a project by Isla Urbana, ConcentrArte AC and Sistema Biobolsa.