A deeper and broader understanding of the Maya and other Mesoamerican cultures has not been part of our knowledge, not only in Mexico but throughout the world. Key philosophical and cultural concepts, which could be important to face the challenges of modern society, have been absent in our conversations. Now, after decades of research and highly sophisticated scholarship in the decipherment, translation, and interpretation of ancient documents and art objects, we have new access to key information, revealing a system of knowledge and a sophisticated philosophy about the world and the roles of humans within it. These learning experiences will allow participants to explore these new frameworks, concepts and understandings of Maya cosmology and worldview.
This experience will create a critical opportunity to bring Maya and Mesoamerican ideas to light through new scientific understanding, expanded awareness and multi-disciplinary knowledge. The purpose of this immersion is to learn, through different guided experiences, key ideas in Maya cosmology, philosophy and science. We will reflect on how structures, stories and metaphors of the ancient past can inform our experience of living today. They reflect a deep understanding of human roles and their relationships to self, community and to the cosmos – ideas that we believe are relevant to our lives today, and deeply relevant in this moment of our disconnected existence.
We invite you to rethink how we orient ourselves within a larger world, and how we construct and reconstruct our own narratives as individuals and communities.
We have thoroughly chosen the speakers for this masterclass, according to the experience they have on specific topics about the Mayan culture.
Learn more about The Human in the Cosmos. Read the details on the framework, vision and purposes. Get to know better the design of the experience, components and practices of the journey.download pdf
TECOH, is a living work of Art, designed by Cuban Artist Jorge Pardo.
Deep in the Yucatan jungle, the sprawling series of buildings took over six years to be fabricated, engaging existing ruins of a nineteenth-century hacienda. Tecoh is by far the artist’s most ambitious work to date.read more
Hacienda Tecoh, 97820
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We advise to do some reading on the following materials to make the most of your
learning experience in The Human in the Cosmos.
Miller, Mary Ellen. The Art of Mesoamerica. 2012, Thames & Hudson, London. Fifth edition.
Magaloni Kerpel, Diana. The Colors of the New World: Artists, Materials, and the Creation of the Florentine Codex. 2014, Getty Research Institute Council Lecture Series. First Edition.
Stuart, David. Palenque; Eternal City of the Maya. 2008. Themes & Hudson, London. First Edition.
Madrazo, Claudia. “La educación emocional y social en México”, en Educación emocional y social. Análisis Internacional. Fundación Botín, 2015.