Mexico City – Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C. (Board of Trustees for The Friendship Route Ltd.) was founded in 1994 by Luis Javier de la Torre González and Javier Ramírez Campuzano in their altruistic search for restoring, conserving, and spreading knowledge about this legacy from the Cultural Olympics by inviting Embassies, and private and public institutions to participate through a trust created by the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (the National Fund for Culture and Arts) from donations and products/services in kind. From the work done by the Board, today there are 20 restored and conserved works of art with two remaining to be rescued.
From its re-adaptation, the Friendship Route has come up with various alternative proposals: the Intervention Program, which is made up of multidisciplinary artists that give constant care to the works of art and their surroundings; Urban Ecology Action, that looks after the Jardines Nativos de Pedregal (Native Gardens of Pedregal), where the flora and fauna is being rescued and natural rainwater collectors around the sculptures are being created; and the Proyecto de Bosques Comestibles (Edible Forest Project), in the wetlands zone, where different species native to Xochimilco are sowed and harvested. Other responsibilities of the Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C. include the Conservation of the heritage of the Festival Mundial de Pintura Infantil México ’68 (The 1968 World Festival of Children’s Painting) and the editions, movies and publicity for the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico.
When are the next scheduled tours of the artworks?
¡¡¡Muchas gracias a todos!!! Una mañana increible en el último recorrido guiado del año. Gracias Turismo CDMX y Marlene Ehrenberg Tours Para los que se la perdieron ya tendran la oportunidad de verlo en la serie de ARTES Once TV México, Canal 11
Esten pendientes de los recorridos del 2018 con invitados especiales.