A different experience

This project was my second time in Mexico. The first time was a different experience: it was Christmas 1999, we were staying in a beautiful hotel in Playa del Carmen and to this day is still one of our favorite family vacations. This second time I stayed with locals, I slept on a hammock in…

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…