Member: Mexico City Managing institutions/partners: National Council for the Culture and the Arts (federal government) Mayor’s office of Mexico City (local government)
The non-profit organization Casa Refugio Citlaltépetl, A.C. in Mexico City, was founded on 1998 thanks to the efforts of Mexican and international writers and the solidarity of the Mayor’s office of Mexico City, that donated our facilities and the financial resources to restore them. Being faithful to the principles of opening a refuge of Mexico City, Casa Refugio has the main goal of protecting persecuted writers from around the world and provide them a safe space where they can develop their work.
Beside her main goal, Casa Refugio develops an intensive cultural programme that gives an opportunity to the public to embrace the diversity of contemporary thinking and any kind of artistic expression.
We also work hand in hand with other non-profit organizations that defend human rights and freedom of expression. We provide them a space for work and legal assistance. Some of the organizations we work with are: Freedom House Mexico, The Hunger Project Mexico, Oxfam Mexico and Article 19 among others.
During 15 years of uninterrupted work, Casa Refugio:
- Has hosted 11 persecuted writers
- Has published 16 original books
- Has published 34 magazines Líneas de Fuga
- Has dictated more than 600 literary conferences
- Has organized more than 18 international conversations
- Has supported the development of more than 60 independent workshops
- Has supported more than 50 independent cultural projects by the opening of our space
Literary/artistic resources in the city:
Mexico City has a lot to offer for those interested in literature and art. It is the city with the most museums and cultural spaces in the country. Some of them are:
- The historical center of the city, which UNESCO considers a World Cultural Heritage.
- The University Cultural Center of the National University (UNAM), located in the South of the city. UNESCO considers the University City (CU) a World Cultural Heritage.
For more information on the National Council for the Culture and the Arts, please visit their website.
For more information on the Cultural Secretariat of Mexico City, please visit their website here.