70.5 F
Sunday, December 5, 2021

New collective creates space for Mérida’s artists with autism, dyslexia, ADD

Latest headlines

After kicking off the ‘Mayan ball game’ World Cup in Mérida, Belize takes the trophy

Mérida has kicked off an international Pok ta Pok tournament, also known as the "Mayan ball game" World Cup. 

We got a robot artist to paint Yucatán, here are the results

One could be forgiven for brushing off AI art as a fad, but sometimes these technologies deliver some very interesting results.

Festivities celebrating the Virgin of Guadalupe to be scaled back once again

For the second year in a row, Yucatan's Catholic archdiocese is urging its faithful to not assist to large events commemorating the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe on Dec. 12. 

New York artist finds an unlikely muse in rural Yucatán

Lohin's artistic subject matter ranges from portraits to landscapes and renderings of her favorite model — a donkey named Camila.
Carlos Rosado van der Gracht
Born in Mérida, Carlos Rosado van der Gracht is a Mexican/Canadian blogger, photographer and adventure expedition leader. He holds degrees in multimedia, philosophy and translation from universities in Mexico, Canada and Norway. Sign up for the Yucatán Roundup, a free newsletter, which delivers the week's top headlines every Monday.
Neurodiversity activists in Mexico City hold a sign reading “We are not against the system, the system is against us.” Photo: Courtesy

A new collective in Mérida is aiming to create for the city’s neurodivergent art community. 

A neurodivergent person is one who might have autism, dyslexia, or attention deficit disorder.

Neurodivergent artists wishing to join Disonantes Creadores Neurodivergentes are encouraged to send a video to Disonantes Creadores Neurodivergentes through social media, speaking of their experience and why they would like to join. 

“It is important that we have a place where neurodivergent people have a chance to be heard and supported through art,” said the collective’s co-founder, Taisha Vo.  

Though the collective is still small, organizers are hoping to continue attracting new artists in order to prepare a series of public activities in the near future.

Earlier: Enamora Mérida, one woman’s vision and the power of positivity

“It is extremely difficult to fit into a world and systems where everything is made for people who are different from you, that’s why this project is so important, ” said local artist Calude Centurión.

The issues facing neurodivergent people have begun to gain visibility in Mexico over the past few years. 

One of the biggest complaints of organizations representing the interests of neurodivergent people in Mexico is the rigidness of the country’s education system. 

“Mexico’s federal education system does not even officially acknowledge the existence of neurodivergent people. So many people are simply pushed aside and told that something is wrong with them,” says activist Olinka Valdez.

- Advertisement -

Subscriptions make great gifts

More articles

International TlaquepArte handicrafts show returns to Mérida

Expo TlaquepArte returns to Mérida on Friday. Photo: Courtesy With the 200 exhibitors from 16 countries, the 113th...

A big win for Yucatán, the newest member of the World Tourism Organization

A campaign to further boost the state’s economy has paid off. Yucatán has been granted membership in the elite World Tourism Organization.

New petition seeks intangible cultural heritage status for Mayan language

“The importance of the language can be observed from the perspective of its psycho-emotional value or potential", says Cocom Bolio. “Language also creates a sense of identity and belonging; and, at the same time, a tradition or way of life.”

Yucatán’s congress declares high-speed Internet access a human right

Yucatán’s congress has passed a bill making Internet access a human right. 

Wonders of the land: Organic food production in Yucatán

Organic food production is a somewhat newer trend in agricultural ventures, as it promotes a friendlier environmental process, and is overall said to be healthier for consumers. 

US ambassador joins governors of Mexico’s southeast for bilateral summit in Mérida

The US ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar, joined the governors of Mexico's southeastern states for an official bilateral summit in Mérida.

Villa Navidad to benefit a trio of charities for the holidays

Villa Navidad is a weekend-long holiday event Dec. 4-5 to collect donations for three local charities.

2 Cuban migrants die in shipwreck off Yucatán coast

Unofficial reports claim that Mexican authorities helped 19 people to disembark the badly damaged ship.

Angels: What makes Adele Aguirre’s new art exhibit at SoHo Galleries so moving

Adele Aguirre's "Angels" exhibit at SoHo Galleries responds to a personal crisis, but will be cathartic to everyone suffering loss. ...

Frustrated animal rights activists blockade Mérida shelter

The protestors set up camp outside of the facility and took to laying on mats and pieces of cardboard to demonstrate their commitment to settling the issue without violence.