Come and meet us!

Interested to hear about our time in Uxuxubí? Excited to see how our work has developed since? Curious to learn how the other Sustainable Global Technologies projects went, and what our hopes are for future Aalto Lab Mexico projects? Do you still have burning questions about composting toilets in the jungle? Come and listen to…

Exciting Wilderness, Fragile Paradise

It’s been hard to make a post about the actual village of Uxuxubí. I feel like any words I write are both too much and not enough. Uxuxubí was, of course, beautiful. Every second of the day you are surrounded by the sounds of jungle life. Life permeates every part of your stay there. The…

Just Accept It

A bit over a week ago we held our final presentation about our project in Mexico City, as part of a seminar called “Philein Project Seminar on justice and sustainability”, organised by Claudia Garduño Garcia, the creator of Aalto Lab Mexico. This year, Mexico City is the World Design Capital, and this seminar was part of…

¿Que es, metal, plastico?

Buenos días, y bienvenido a Puerto Aventuras! We left Uxuxubí and arrived at Puerto Aventuras to a touristic area. The moon isn’t the brightest light anymore, and the contrast is striking between our current place and where we just came from. Overall feeling and atmosphere in our group is baffled: how to react to the…

Loosely Chronological Consumer Guilt

We just left Uxuxubí a few days ago, and are still trying to get our thoughts and experiences written out. It was incredible, of course, but this post isn’t yet about our time in the village. It is about our time before (and after) the village, buying what we needed for camping and feeling our…

Travelling: Cancun – Akumal – Uxuxubí

Akumal, Hotel Akumal Hola a todos! Greetings from Akumal! We came here yesterday evening by bus from Cancun with the whole Finnish team and one Mexican student. Today more Mexicans are joining us and we’ll get to know each other a bit before going to Uxuxubí. We are staying in Hotel Akumal, and interviewed an…

¡Bienvenidos a Cancun!

Hold up – it is almost Aalto! Aalto comes to Mexico! As I am writing this post, the last of the Aalto students have arrived to Mexico. We’ve spent the past month planning, researching, skyping, and stressing about how we can make a positive impact and empower Uxuxubí to develop their sustainable tourism model. Now,…

Getting started

Since January 2018 our team has been preparing for our travel to Uxuxubi, which will take place between 20.3.-7.4.2018. We are continuing the work that was started by last year’s team, which was to collect data about the village and to identify tourism potentials. This year, our focus is on designing solutions which will make…

The Journey Begins

  Traditional two-story house in Uxuxubí. Welcome to the 2018 blog for Aalto LAB Mexico‘s Sustainable Tourism in Uxuxubí project. This is the second phase of a 3-year collaborative project to empower the community of Uxuxubí to become a sustainable tourist destination. You can find more information on the “About Uxuxubi” page or in last…