“Muuk Ritual” is a disruptive and cutting-edge "ritual" (festival) that seeks to inspire personal and collective positive transformation processes in different levels of human behavior (cultural, social, economical, environmental, and spiritual wise). Appealing to the sensorial, emotional, and intuitive realms of the people that will participate in “Muuk Ritual”, we intend to materialise the former intention by co-designing and co-executing different sorts of artistic, musical, playful, interactive and non-conventional experiences.
People can eventually understand some of the underlying causes of global challenges such as climate change. It is also feasible to think that many Colombians are capable to grasp the importance of a local challenge such as undertaking a collective reconciliation process in the current post-peace agreement scenario (lightly called post-conflict) that the country is going through. However, understanding these challenges is usually far away from feeling motivated and committed to do something about them. Logically understanding a challenge is not necessarily followed by individual engagement and active participation. In fact, the fuel for triggering behavioural transformations is usually found in sensorial-emotional driven experiences rather than in mere intellectual-"heady"- processes. It is precisely this body-sensing realm the one that is privileged by the "Muuk-Ritual", therefore increasing the potential of having a deeper and more sustainable impact in regards to the themes that will be addressed during the event (please check out the "Explain your idea" section to learn about the main themes of this initiative).
"Muuk Ritual" consists of a 3-day festival + digital interactive platform (pre and post-physical experience) in which relevant contents are addressed in a fun, inspirational, and deeply transformational fashion (check out the Video: Muuk Ritual - recreated aftermath!). We are fully convinced of the potential of the arts and more body-oriented experiences for triggering positive transformation processes on various levels. We consider that creating participatory, interactive and joyful experiences, articulated with deep reflections and relevant contents, creates a powerful cocktail for inspiring individual and systemic change.
By holding an annual "Muuk Ritual" in heavenly areas of Colombia (and later on hopefully of Latin America and other regions in the world), usually characterised by a historical absence of a strong state presence and institutional services, we will be co-creating with the local communities an event with "glocal" high impact (check the Who Benefits section for more info).
We are aware that the "Muuk Ritual" is essentially a widely collaborative initiative. If you are into designing spaces / creating interactive installations and activities with specific contents and purposes, designing users-oriented events, or simply in the broad business of inspiring positive change through appealing, non-conventional, and impactful means, please let us know! We are sure there will be a lot of space on board (please check out the "Tell us more about you" section to get to know about our multi-organisational team!). With your support, the first version of the "Muuk Ritual" will hopefully be taking place in January 2018 either in the Colombian Caribbean region or in the magical Tatacoa Desert (Huila, Colombia).