Guatemala City skyline in 1966. Photo: Rupert Chambers
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.
I grew up in Guatemala. However, the last time that I visited downtown Guatemala City was over a decade ago. Every time I've gone back, I've avoided downtown. I've had some bad experiences in that city. So when the ZERO1 staff behind American Arts Incubator told me...read more
The day of the showcase has finally arrived! The doors were opened for the public to come and see our work. To my own surprise there were a large number of attendees, including many curious pedestrians who wandered in. A few hours into the event, we had our panel...read more
The community project descriptions below were written by participants in American Arts Incubator — Guatemala. All four projects are collaborating to form a single makerspace, each contributing to an aspect of the whole. These projects were initiated during Balam...read more
Guatemala City, Guatemala
U.S. Embassy in Guatemala City — Guatemala
About Our Host Partner, Fundación Paiz / ArteCentro (Foundation for Education and Culture)
ArteCentro opened its doors in 2007, currently an art school, in constant evolution and growth, seeks the rapprochement, development and high education of children, young people and adults to art. They offer four modalities of teaching. School of art, Free Courses , Diplomas, Holiday courses.