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Genaro Amaro Altamirano

is a founder of the Museo Comunitario del Valle de Xico and a chronicler who has published dozens of ethnographic texts on the history of the Xico Valley. An activist who works to protect the rights and heritage of indigenous culture, since the 1990s he has been deeply involved in founding and supporting community organizations. In 2009 the Instituto Mexiquense de Cultura awarded Amaro the Chimalpahin Prize for cultural merit. In 2012, he collaborated with Maria Thereza Alves on the project The Return of a Lake and gave a public conference on the lake’s desiccation at dOCUMENTA (13). He has also been a guest speaker at conferences in Mexico and the United States.
Other texts by Genaro Amaro Altamirano for DIAPHANES
  • Dissipating Darkness

    In: Jens Andermann (ed.), Lisa Blackmore (ed.), Dayron Carrillo Morell (ed.), Natura: Environmental Aesthetics After Landscape

  • aesthetics
  • cultural critic
  • architecture
  • ecology
  • art theory