The so-called modernity is characterized by the alignment of the middle class, the unbridled globalized consumption and the sad trilogy: Work, home, shopping center. Genuine development based on culture, identity and territory is a possible response to all this.
All the experiences
SOWING WATER AND RECIPROCITY IN THE TERRITORY
“The potato is sad” – this phrase we heard frequently on our tour in the rural area of Chinchero, near Cusco, Peru. Water stress leaves no choice; rural communities, because of the need to adapt water management to the climate crisis, started to plant water: But in order for this resilience not to be directly […]
KUSI KAWSAY: A HAPPY SCHOOL IN THE PERUVIAN ANDES
Kusi Kawsay, Quechua voice translated into English as happy life, is the name of the Andean school in Pisaq, Cusco-Peru, whose purpose is true to its name: to produce happiness in the lives of students, teachers, collaborators and their families. Its recipe sounds as simple as it is novel: Waldorf pedagogy contributes part of the […]
Transitions in times of pandemic
It all started when the Muyu Chakana Foundation, in the middle of the pandemic, decided not to put band-aids on the biggest wounds, the other words, instead of handing out food baskets, give native seeds and promote family gardens. Vegetable gardens and native seeds that change lives, young former gang members and indigenous people in […]
The Beginning Off All Live
The challenge of guaranteeing the right to intercultural health, reflected by the struggle and persistence of Jambi Mascari, an organization of Kiwchas ancestral midwives from Cotacachi that is part of the ancestral health council Hampik Warmikuna, shows how relevant and kind this struggle is for the common good of all, beyond cultures and identities: holistic […]
How to know where to go without knowing where i´m from
Understanding and telling history without the blindness of segregation and even ethnic-classist annulment is possibly the most important achievement of Fundación Quito Eterno. In its pedagogical tours through the historic center of Quito, the collective narrates the historical memory through its characters in a different way. In this way, many people experience a reencounter with […]
My house is the river
Jules´ life revolves around kayaking and rivers, the veins of the territory. He shares his discoveries, from harmony with nature to the river´s tale of developmental tragedies. His socio-environmentally inspired tourism venture is part of a web with different threads of actions and his philosophy of life works for him, always in alliance with others […]
ABC´s: Classroom forest coexistence
Bosque Escuela Pambiliño (Pambiliño Forest School), project of life of a family in the tropical forest of the Ecuadorian Chocó. A symbiosis between restoration and sustainability of the forest and an alternative education to development.
Weaving with dignity
Starting from a collective initiative for the cultural rescue of a productive area, the goal is to build a development from the local-productive identity by betting on th commercialization of quality craftsmanship products and, above all, on local identity.
Pukyu Pamba- Intercultural Experience
Experiential travel, practiced by family and associative ventures allow the Karanquis community of San Clemente, in the north of the Ecuadorian Andes to travel the world, being at home; generating at the same time an income that benefits the collective. The visitor does not stay in the superficial approach of observing the landscape but experiences […]
Microcinemas: About local culture and its own agenda
The microcinemas network of the Chaski Group, born from the efforts of filmmakers with a social vision, has constituted as an alternative route for the exhibition of a cinema that entertains, excites and promotes thinking, facilitating the popular diffusion of contents for a truthful communication. The microcinemas, located in 9 regions of Peru, are gradually […]