EITC - Euroaxacan Inititative of Transformative Cultures
[EN] Euroaxacan Inititative of Transformative Cultures (EITC) is a European-Mexican collaboration which connects art and traditional – as well as future – crafts, while bridging the gap between the digital, mediated and corporeal world. The overall aim is to function as a catalyst of socio-economic transformations induced by transcultural production.
EITC centres on the community workshops of the township of Zegache Sta Ana, state of Oaxaca, Mexico – renowned for restoration of traditional artefacts, as well as contemporary artists’ interventions. The community workshops fulfil a crucial role in the creation of work opportunities and the establishment of an economic outlook for socially-challenged rural areas.
EITC extends the current activities of the community workshops to include electronics, digital media and permaculture. Cultural production is intertwined with business development in order to guarantee a sustainable continuation of the project. The goal is to create an example with international relevance of how to encourage artistic creation, protect cultural identities and secure sustainable local economies.