Casa Gallina is a transdisciplinary cultural project whose programming is focused on learnings and actions relating culture, community, and the environment. The project is located in Santa María la Ribera, a neighborhood of Mexico City, where it seeks to facilitate synergies inside the local communities.
Through its platforms, Casa Gallina seeks to promote, inoculate, encourage, and revitalize initiatives and proposals about resilience, the environment, creative models of associations, life styles of responsible consumption, as well as alternative models of social interaction. Casa Gallina also seeks to strengthen local community networks, as well as alliances with initiatives from other areas that share similar interests to establish processes of dialogue, work, and exchange.
Strategies
Numeralia
Since 2019
COMMUNITY REACH




9,600
neighbors actively
participating in programs


An average of
512
monthly visitors to the House
49,000
indirect beneficiaries
(number of inhabitants
of Santa María la Ribera)

23

neighborhood
initiatives
 for the common good



Collaborations with
15 local schools, supporting
the creative and meaningful education
of 3,749 children, and
the work of 110 teachers


Testimony

We live from an adult-centric perspective,
which is the basis for teaching, but here they
have another pedagogical outlook, where the children can
foster their sense of community, that feeling of support,
it generates a space where they feel safe, and where
we can express ourselves as children or as adults

- Jessica Martínez, mother of a child participating in the summer course Life In My Environment, August 2022




EXPANSION
IN TO OTHER
TERRITORIES


Link with 127 community
organizations
and agents
65
allies have expanded
Casa Gallina's work in
83 communities across
20 states




Reaching 26,719 people
in other territories

1

Program of
Environmental
Education

46 schools
64 teachers
3268 students

In Oaxaca, Campeche,
Guerrero and Mexico City
6

books published
and distributed
nationwide:
  We Are Maize         
Constellations:
A Manual of Tools
for Collective Mapping

Interconnections: Big
and Small Creatures
in the Same World
  Life in My Environment         
  We Make Our River         
  The Distributed Orchard         


50%
of the print run
consists of editions in 8
indigenous languages:
    Zapoteco, Maya, Náhuatl, Wixárika,
    Purépecha, Ombeayiüts, Tsotsil
    Tseltal and Mazatec


6

community exhibitions
activated in
8 states
Mexico City
State of Mexico
Nayarit
Tabasco
Quintana Roo
Oaxaca
Chiapas
Puebla

Cartography
Allies
Related initiatives
Allies

Casa Gallina strives to build and strengthen networks of alliances with collectives, individuals, civil society organizations and public or private institutions with whom we share common interests. Collaborative processes are built in different formats and frameworks, which weave networks to share resources, strategies and methodologies.

These different alliances aim to enable processes and actions related to critical narratives, so as to trigger collective experiences on ecology, resilience, community liassons and creativity in daily life.

This network is deepened through the creation of new programs and work formats in co-participation with the agents and organizations with which it collaborates. In search of constant expansion, the network is open to constantly integrate new organizations, groups and institutions that share the interests of creating projects in favor of the common good, culture, community and the environment.