What is JUNTE?
Junte is an arts and culture project founded in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico in December 2016 by a group of 8 artists both local and international. It operates under the cordial support and mentorship of Casa Pueblo of Adjuntas, a legendary self-sustaining environmentalist community organization. Junte is a place of gathering, where global and local communities engage in cultural exchange through the arts. Participants share, learn, and connect across various cultures with the aim of fostering local communities. Junte is international with a hands-on local approach: artists, architects, engineers, writers, and creatives are asked to contribute by building both physical and creative spaces of inquiry. As an alternative to “Junta,” Junte’s philosophy is to work holistically and laterally, providing a horizontal platform to collectively cultivate culture and reinforce its relevance to politics.