Guatemala

Guatemala City skyline in 1966
Guatemala City skyline in 1966. Photo: Rupert Chambers
Guatemala Map Graphic
Focus 
Economic Equity
Artist 
E-Textiles in Guatemala City

Balam Soto's exchange will focus on the challenge of creating economic equity in Guatemala. The development of wearable technologies (E-textiles) has great potential in Guatemala due to pre-existing textile skills coupled with the increasing consumption of technology. Balam will share skills and tools with participants who will learn about creating new and utilizing existing technologies that can be integrated into creative industries, including textiles. He will also focus on specific entrepreneurial skills, like utilizing team diversity to improve outcomes and creating a pitch to engage the public in the projects.

Community Projects 
Grantee
Team RedCrea Mobile Cart
Creating a mobile makerspace in Guatemala City
Grantee
Team Education Maker
Curriculum development to teach creative tech skills
Grantee
Team Open Source Web Knowledge
Creating a platform to share makerspace resources
Grantee
Team Social Media and Communication
Promoting the work of RedCrea Makerspace