WHY SHARING THE EXPERIENCE IS IMPORTANT? Present and Future
We consider that it is very important to share our experience and memories collected in our project in order to create an exchange possibility of knowledge and culture manifestation in an open source platform. In this way we aim to inspire and create a flow movement that can offer support in establishing networks, collecting and using resources and possibilities to help local communities to maintain their legacy, preserve their natural resources and grow with health and hope for a better present, all together.
This project started with a travel to Peru in October 2015 to different locations: Lima, Iquitos, Amazon jungle, Tarapoto, Lamas and Cusco. There we have collected graphic, visual and recorded material (photography, video, audio, audio-interviews and video-interviews) as well as artistic interpretations and manifestations. The material collected will be used for the creation of a documentary, exhibitions, workshops and activities where experiences, culture and knowledge can be transmitted through art manifestations with multiversal approach, using traditional and emerging digital technology. We will experiment with new technologies in combination with traditional tools in order to experiment with new languages and forms of communication to create a narrative of our experiences.
WCU have visited different communities and organizations working with humanitarian, educational and social aspects in each location. We have interviewed them, as well as other groups and individuals involved in the cultural, artistic, social, medicinal and scientific development of the peruvian culture. We have also taken part in rituals and ceremonies with tribes and witnessed their character as it was presented to us in the present day.
We are willing to continue exploring more communities, not only in Peru, but in other countries as well around the world in order to continue documenting and creating open shared cultural bridges.
Peru is a unique case for the study of tourism and tribal traditions and has become a major tourist destination that attracts people from all over the world for their cultural heritage, gastronomy, nature and spiritual purposes, among others.
The country counts with a diversity and wide variety of landscapes, climates, archeology, gastronomy and colorful people. Peru’s many indigenous ethnic groups constitute one of its most valuable tourism resources and, due to the geographical location, there are hundreds of tribes living among the wide peruvian regions. Many of them come originally from border countries (Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile and Brazil). Assailed by the conquest, later by colonization, and lastly through the ongoing process of “modernization” and most recently “globalization”, the ancient greatness of these groups has nevertheless survived to an astonishing degree.