Enacting Local Forms of Sustainability at the Guapamácatro Centre for Art & Ecology and the DGTL Festival – Alicia Marvan and Lucas Zarzoso in Conversation


Presented on 15 October 2022 during Part 2 of Curating for Change: The Work That Music Festivals Do in the World.

Alicia Marván is an artist and educator with 25 years of experience in the arts, culture and ecology sectors. As an artist, she has participated in over 100 art exhibitions and projects, many of which have received support from cultural organizations and academic institutions in Mexico, USA, Canada, Chile, Uruguay, Brasil, Portugal, Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, The Netherlands and South Africa, such as the New York State Council on the Arts, the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Breuninger Foundation, Goethe Institut, Stroom Den Haag, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and The Tree Museum, among others. As an educator, she has lectured and taught both in Mexico and the United States, in the subjects of art, art history, social science, art and sustainability, cultural development, and interdisciplinary collaboration. She is the Founder and Director of Guapamacátaro Art and Ecology in Michoacán, Mexico.

Lucas Zarzoso is a Dutch-Spanish transdisciplinary Designer and Technologist working at the intersection of architecture, planning, and technology. He dedicates himself to exploring data driven and design-based solutions to tackle the many environmental and social challenges metropolitan areas face; and to communicating these in interactive and captivating forms. Consequently, he aims to contribute to renewed narratives and visions of urban sustainability. His work on achieving smart, ecological, and just cities has predominantly been grounded in spatial data analytics, visualisation, and simulation, urban design, and strategic planning.