Artisans of Time started the second phase of the San Miguel de Allende Aspects of Mexico Project with six slideshow presentations. The Aspects of Mexico started in 2010 with a series of Lectures and Field Trip in partnership with the Instituto Allende and the Biblioteca Pública.
The Aspects of Mexico project rescues the work of Stirling Dickinson, american cultural promoter and a fundamental figure in the XXth Century history of San Miguel. With the peruvian historian of art Felipe Cossío del Pomar he is the co-founder of Bellas Artes School and the Instituto Allende, institutions that changed the socio-cultural dynamics of San Miguel.
Dickinson use to give courses about mexican culture and history that he named as Aspects of Mexico. The Artisans of Time Aspects of Mexico project pays homage to the work of Dickinson and pretends to continue the tradition of divulgation of Mexican Heritage he started in the 40´s and 50´s of the past century.
The Aspects of Mexico project isa set of traveling experiences through mexican space and time, which objective is to deepen the understanding about Mexico of english speaking travelers, at the same time it pretends to create memorable experiences and an opportunity for selfknowledge through the discovery of Mexican culture.
Information about the first phase
Lecture 1. The meaning of the name Mexico, the eagle and the cactus tree in the aztec worldview
Lecture 2. The origin of civilization in Ancient Mexico: The Olmecs
Lecture 3. Cosmic Cities of Ancient Mexico: Monte Alban and the Zapotecs
Lecture 4. Cosmic Cities of Ancient Mexico: Teotihuacan