In early 2017 we gave a free workshop in the neighborhood of Tepito. Nine people between the ages of 23 and 71 built their bicycles and knew the plant as material and resource, learned to sow and heal the living plant and began to imagine various applications for this material in their daily lives. This experience was very enriching because there was much warmth, solidarity, enthusiasm and ingenuity worthy of the brave neighborhood of tepito.
Thanks to the Ned Jaquith Foundation for the economic resources, to Bambuver for the bamboo, to Bambúes y Forestales de México for supporting us, to Centro de Artes y Oficios Tepito for lending us the space and to Enchúlame la bici for the material and training for the mechanical assembly of bicycles.
We also thank Casa Barrio Tepito, Centro de Estudio Tepiteños, José María Velasco Gallery, La Tranza and all the beings that make this neighborhood a legendary place.