During this session, Josué Ibáñez, director of Cocolab’s Interaction Area, mentioned that, “At Cocolab we always try to engage with elements of the city and use them as a resource to engage new generations and interest them in their own culture."
“The best thing about art and creative industries is that they can create change,” said Noemí Ontiveros of Salón ACME, who also participated on the panel. “They can change guns and violence into music and art.”
Each of the practitioners that participated in the session seek to incorporate the heritage of Mexico City into their work and practice and assess how this incorporation can promote public discourse. In the eyes of this group of creatives, the city is a laboratory where they must balance a mixture of a strong past, social problems, and creativity to create something new. The creative offering in Mexico City is undeniable.