MISSION

Improve living conditions and livability of rural communities in our country through integral participatory processes that trigger the valuation and rescue of popular knowledge, autonomy, exchange of knowledge, resilience and empowerment, always putting the people at the center of the processes.

VISION

Facilitate in a respectful and honest way self-managed community processes with the objective of improving the living conditions of its inhabitants through a genuine exchange of knowledge.

WORK PHILOSOPHY

Aware of the reality that exists in the indigenous communities of our country, where basic and constitutional human rights such as housing, health and education are often absent, we question and rethink the role of the architect not only as a professional capable of give shape to spaces to give refuge, but as an entity with the capacity to respond to the needs of communities through social, political and economic management. We conceive our work and commitment in an integral and systemic way, addressing all the legal, political, social, economic and environmental aspects necessary for the consolidation of a community project.

WORK PREMISES

We firmly believe in our profession as a tool to improve the quality of life in communities through processes that trigger autonomy, empowerment and self-sufficiency. In this sense, our work is based on the following premises:

1 Place the communities as the main actor of the processes and the decision making in the projects that will affect their Habitat.

2. Recognize the inhabitants as subjects of action that have the capacity to make the most appropriate decisions for their development. In this sense, we collaborate with the communities to generate reflection dynamics that help to make appropriate decisions.

3. Design based on human rights, as well as on the rescue and preservation of popular wisdom and the particular worldview of the communities.

4. Start from the existing cultural, environmental, architectural and territorial layers in the region, taking into account the traditional constructive knowledge of the orginal peoples.

5. Strengthen the dialogue and the existing connection between the territory and the communities, through projects that address the use of natural assets through a systemic approach.

6. Develop social and architectural strategies that trigger practices that influence national public policies.

7. Promote projects focused on integral community development and the reduction of vulnerability in the region.

8. Generate mechanisms for our team to collaborate with communities in order to generate autonomy and empowerment. That is to say, that communities are able to face their habitability needs even when our team is not present in the region.

9. Recover the collective construction present in the history of the communities through tequio, faena or mano vuelta. That is, to rebuild not only the physical environment but also the community bonds.

VALUES

- Gender equality
- Autonomy
- Self-sufficiency
- Solidarity
- Empowerment
- Honesty
- Respect