changing the village

working WITH natural elements

The aim of ‘A Vila da Mañá’ is to change the model of town or city, we believe that another one can be possible. This is achieved through the protagonist participation of local children and adolescents who, by working with fundamental concepts through tactical urban planning actions, become active citizens capable of transforming their spaces.

In this case we work with sustainability, reflecting on the way in which we relate to the planet and making girls, boys, and teenagers aware that what is sustainable consists of a balance between what allows us to develop our lives and what does not compromise the survival of future generations. And so, realizing that we only have one planet with limited resources that must be taken care of.

To raise awareness about the inclusion of green in the city, girls, boys, and teenagers are proposed to create these bombs, which are made up of a part of clay, natural fertilizer, and a mixture of complementary seeds, in this case the so-called Aztec or pre-Columbian mixture was used (beans, corn, pumpkin…), developed by the Japanese Masanobu Fukuoka.

Color your village

The city/town we are working in has become a playground, an experimental laboratory in which children and teenagers can act from a new point of view.