Get to Know Christian!

Updated: Aug 25

We’re welcoming a new member to the Creative Action team, Christian Chacón Gallardo! Christian joins us as our new Field Project Coordinator for Latin America and West Africa.

Born in El Salvador and currently residing in Guatemala, Christian is a permaculturist and social sciences enthusiast. Discomforted by the status quo, he immersed himself in liberation psychology, and participated in conferences and classes across Latin America. Over a span of 10 years, his facilitation style integrated expressive arts, popular education, and eco-socio-historical analysis. As a permaculture promoter, he seeks to decolonialize Latin American theories into permaculture curriculum. He is committed to transforming social structures that directly affect communities and environments in the Global South.

We asked Christian our favorite ice-breaking questions to get to know him a little better.

Here’s what he said:

What is one of your favorite movies?

I have many, my favorite directors are Tarantino, Lynch, Von Trier, Shyalaman, Burton, Anderson, Nolan and Iñárritu and I love Argentine movies and Japanese thrillers (FTR Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is my favorite cheesy movie)

Can you play any instruments? If so, what?

That’s a good question. I play many instruments including the guitar, bass, ukulele, and a bit of drums, piano, cel