PERU PROJECT


Our first “Travel for change” experience to the land of the Incas.

This project started with a travel to Peru in October 2015 and autumn of 2016to 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 come back to these locations and create projects together, as well as we wish to continue exploring more territories and local communities in beautiful Peru.

WHY PERU?
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.

OROPESA HUARO LUCRE


During our second travel to Peru we met our friend Gustavo Fernández, a contemporary artist and architect from Cusco. Thanks to Gustavo, we discovered the roads of the southern region of Cusco and visited the small villages which are famous for their bakery traditions, offering different sorts of bread, empanadas, cakes and other sweets.

Oropesa, Huaro and Lucre (Quispicanchi) are the districs we portrayed in these pictures. This visual trip is full of colors, smells, sun, tastes, storytelling, good laughs and friendship. Traveling local gives you this magic opportunity to discover remote places while sharing with new people!

Something truly enchanting about Cusco region are the doors and windows, a fantastic mirror of age and lifetime in society. The beauty is found in the old pigments, the cracked walls and wooden plates, colors and textures.

Sacred Valley is much more than most of tourists know about. Thanks to people, we keep creating experiences together. Travel with us: worldculturesunited@gmail.com

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