Cochinautas in the Culture House of Tlalpan


El Bosque de Tlalpan, south of Mexico City, houses the Tlalpan Culture House, a space that protects the exhibition Cochinautas: Hygiene and Health, where the public is invited to learn about the most interesting aspects of human physiology. provocative and playful way.

Cochinautas exhibition publicity photo
Cochinautas exhibition publicity photo

Those responsible for the exhibition are Salvador Mendoza Flores and Ismael Meixueiro Brito, commercial and operational directors, respectively. In an interview for the Agencia Informativa Conacyt, the creators pointed out that the sample enjoys a random distribution and has high-tech tools that allow children to have a playful experience.

"It is a complement to non-formal education. We seek to generate experiences and provoke the visitor, in order to achieve greater participation in the collective construction of health and the prevention of diseases, "said Ismael Meixueiro.

Through interactive games and playful representations of giant excrement and baths, the public discovers important aspects of health. Just like the fact that in Mexico almost 37 million kilos of excrement are produced every day, enough to fill 16 Olympic swimming pools; as well as knowing that a cell phone carries 10 times more bacteria than a toilet.

The idea of ​​the exhibition was born from El libro de las cochinadas, published by ADN Editores S.A. de C.V., and the authorship of Juan Tonda and Julieta Fierro. Both efforts are a sum to the disease prevention campaign.

"We had the support of Juan Tonda in the revision of the texts. The sample is an interpretation of the book, a complement. If you read the book and come to the show, you will not find the same things, "said Salvador Mendoza.

The development of the project took more than a year and was sponsored by the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt), with the support of the Mexican Society for the Dissemination of Science and Technology AC (Somedicyt) and the Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation of Mexico City.

"The challenge we faced was to translate a text into a fun experience, to leave something engraved. It is to translate the concepts into smiles and games. We are interested in the public taking the concern to learn more, "said Ismael Meixueiro.

The exhibition will remain open to the public until February 17 at the Casa de la Cultura de Tlalpan, located within the Bosque de Tlalpan, Camino a Santa Teresa, corner of Zacatépetl, Colonia Bosques del Pedregal.

The show is a production of Proydeas Soluciones Creativas, a company with more than ten years of experience in exhibitions. To learn more about their projects, you can consult the following link: