residency: OctoberNovember 2020

Daniela Whaley (Meksyk)

Daniela Whaley

is a historian, an explorer of digital media, cultural promotion and non-formal education. In 13 years of professional experience she has been working in Mexican cultural entities such as IMCINE, FilminLatino, FCE, Animasivo, Green Peace, ESCINE and Procine. In 2011, she founded a public library to benefit the community of Mazunte, Oaxaca in the southern Pacific coast of Mexico. La Biblio de Mazunte ( is a non-lucrative project, a place for cultural, social, educational and artistic encounters between all ages, with an emphasis on promoting literacy for children. It has grown to offer a collection of more than 4000 books. Currently, it is run by global volunteers and it is housed in a space that was built by the municipal government.

Daniela is currently developing A gujas Combativas, an online/offline research and educational project to promote the use of textile art tools for activism.

Daniela Whaley is a participant of the ReDirecting: East x Empathic Pedagogies seminar Future Intimacies.

  • Seminar curator

    • Marianna Dobkowska

  • Curatorial and conceptual collaboration

    • Amado Cabrales, Julia Harasimowicz, Lola Malavasi, Aisel Wicab

  • Coordination

    • Katarzyna Sztarbała