The Zaqistan State Department opened the first Zaqistan Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina on January 24, 2012. Hosted by Nuevo Museo Energía de Arte Contemporáneo, The Embassy expanded Zaqistan’s global presence and influence beyond its desert borders.
The Embassy featured a History of Zaqistan exhibit, historicizing the recent past in display cases with artifacts and wildlife specimens, photographs, maps, wall texts, a timeline, and educational videos. The Embassy also issued passports.
Zaq Landsberg and Sofía Gallisá Muriente conducted some diplomancy as well, they commemorated the fallen soldiers from the War of Malvinas (Falkland Islands) by showing their respects with a flower wreath, presented in the Plaza San Martín Fallen Soldiers Memorial in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Embassy also featured Zaqistani outreach through public programming, like a nationbuilding workshop for children, where local youth will founded and developed their own nations. The Embassy also hosted a discussion with Axel Lazzari PhD, an Argentine professor in Anthropology who specializes in the study of the Rankulche indigenous people that inhabit the desert of La Pampa in Central Argentina. Lazzari, Zaq Landsberg and Sofía Gallisá Muriente discussed their perspectives on the desert, the Republic of Zaqistan and what lies ahead. We were joined by an enthusiastic audience that extended the conversation well into the night.
The ideas of Zaqistan communicated across languages and cultures, and the nation gained new citizens, new supporters and new energy.