The 2019 Mexico Conference on Earth System Governance will be held at different venues in Oaxaca, Mexico.
The first three conference days (Wendsday, Thursday and Friday) will be in different venues in the center of Oaxaca City – all within 10 minutes walking distance. The Taskforce and Meeting day (Saturday) will be hosted at the hotel “Misión de los Ángeles”.
Teatro Macedonio Alcalá, Av. Independencia 900, Col. Oaxaca Centro, C.P. 68000
The Macedonio Alcalá theater takes its name in the honor of the Mexican composer and violinist of the XIX century, author of the famous “Dios nunca muere” waltz. It was originally a Casino Theater, and until the 90’s it hosted plays, political acts, boxing matches and cinema functions. Subsequently its use was restricted to cultural purposes. It is considered one of the most important theaters in the Mexican Republic and is a great example of the renaissance architecture of French influence, typical of the “Porfiriato” period (1876-1910).
Centro Cultural Santo Domingo, Macedonio Alcalá s/n, Col. Oaxaca Centro, C.P. 68000
The Santo Domingo de Guzmán ex-convent in the city of Oaxaca de Juárez is an example of the Novohispanic baroque architecture, its first construction project dating back to 1551. It is perhaps the largest and most important colonial construction in Mexico and probably of all America, due to its monumentality, its artistic value and the role it played as a center of evangelization and cultural promotion for the territory that is currently the State of Oaxaca. It is a large convent where the Museum of Cultures of Oaxaca is located, where visitors can appreciate the permanent and determining presence of the indigenous groups in the Oaxacan society. The Fray Francisco de Burgoa Library and the Ethnobotanical Garden are also hosted in the building.
The Ethnobotanical Garden of Oaxaca is part of the Santo Domingo Cultural Center. The goal of the garden is to present the abundance and peculiarities of the State´s flora, the traditional crops, and to rescue the knowledge that the indigenous peoples of Oaxaca have about the flora of the region. The garden harbors hundreds of plant species, all of them from different regions of the State, both from arid and humid climates, from the low tropical zones and from the temperate and cold mountainous areas.
Centro Cultural San Pablo, Hidalgo 907, Col. Oaxaca Centro, CP. 68000
Founded in 1529, it is considered the first convent built by the Dominicans in Oaxaca. Until 1757 it served as a parish for the indigenous population that lived in the towns around the city. During the sixteenth century, it was a center for study of Mixtec, Zapotec and Nahuatl languages. In later centuries it underwent architectural modifications according to the diverse uses that were given to it. After a restoration process carried out by the Alfredo Harp Helú Oaxaca Foundation A.C., the San Pablo Cultural Center opened its doors in 2011 with the aim of providing a cultural and academic offer, and becoming a space for culture and the arts, from an intercultural perspective.
The library is part of the Santo Domingo Cultural Center, and occupies the space of the former chapel of the Third Order, one of the largest rooms of the Exconvento. It has more than thirty thousand titles, mainly books that belonged to the convents, so it is possible to get an idea of the readings of the religious who inhabited the lands of the Oaxacans: Dominicans, Franciscans, Augustinians, Jesuits, Carmelites, Bethlemites and Mercedarians.
Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca, Macedonio Alcalá No 507, Col. Centro, C.P. 68000
The Graphic Arts Institute of Oaxaca is a museum housed in a beautiful house of the eighteenth century located across the street from the former Convent of Santo Domingo. It is an institution that houses one of the most important graphic arts collections in Latin America. The main topics covered are painting, graphics, drawing, architecture, sculpture, archeology, design, bibliofilia, textiles, ceramics, popular art, photography, cinematography and literature. It is also a cultural center with a library specialized in art, film club, photographic center, sound library and exhibition galleries.
Hotel Misión de los Ángeles, Calzada Porfirio Díaz 102 D Col Reforma C.P. 68050
The hotel Misión de los Ángeles is located near the center of the City of Oaxaca. Counting on pleasant and diverse spaces, it has hosted various celebrations and meetings.