Convivio taken literally means to ‘co-exist’, but in Mexico and Central America the word is often used to refer to an informal get-together or gathering, often involving food.
The word is perfect for what the founders of Convivio, Oaxaca hope to achieve. Jen and Gary are the Australian writer and Irish artist couple who are behind the project, and they want the space to reflect their many interests as well as their passion for Oaxaca. Convivio is and will be many things; a co-working space, a hotel, a cinema, a screen print studio, a bar and more.
Most of all it was started as a space to share and exchange everything – from ideas, projects, inspiration, talents and skills, through to food, drink and good times. Much like the epic party that Que Pasa Oaxaca threw there just a couple of weeks ago! Convivio’s goal is to make people feel at home, whether you’re from Oaxaca or Melbourne, whether you live here or are just passing through.
Right now though? The hotelito and co-working spaces are fully operational – ‘hotelito’ because there are just three rooms; a twin, a queen and a king. They are all luxury rooms with comfy beds, a work desk and a private balcony. All rooms include a light breakfast and full access to Convivio’s co-working space.
The co-working space itself features super fast internet, a varied selection of work stations with natural light and access to power plugs, hand-picked music and constantly flowing coffee (as well as water, tea and occasional treats).
They also offer a range of meeting areas and private offices available for rent, some of which are currently being used by local artists. In addition they have several flexible events spaces – including a huge terrace and backyard.
Stay tuned for future events at Convivio including movie nights, cocktail parties, mezcal tastings, barbeques, workshops, exhibitions, pop-up restaurants, live music and more.
Jen and Gary encourage you to visit Convivio, explore the space, and share your ideas – however crazy or ambitious. That’s what Convivo is there for!
Convivio is located at Avenida Juárez 805, on the northwest corner of Parque El Llano.
The co-working space is open from Mon-Fri, 9am – 7pm and Convivo is offering ONE WEEK FREE to anyone who would like to try out the co-working space before signing up.
Avenida Juárez 805