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Lucas commented on Para una ABEJA, una flor

Hi! Where exactly is this initiative taking place? There are several pro-bees initiatives (informing and raising awareness) already rolling... are you familiar with some of them?

Practical and action-oriented. Potentially inclusive and with an interesting marketing plan it could even become trendy in young audiences (that would kick it off!). It would be interesting to know more about the incentives mechanisms that you envision for this kind of platform to work (both to incorporate individual users and the supporting companies -B corps could be interested!-). The 'Empresas B' movement in Latin America could be a good ally. Let me know how it evolves... I would be happy to support somehow. Carry on!

Many thanks for your comment! Daniela Restrepo Ortiz We really appreciate it :)
We are definitely interested in connecting with the members of the OpenIDEO Bogotá Chapter, both to explore ways of collaborating + mutually supporting our initiatives (we're sure that many interesting ideas might be boiling right now between the members of the Bogotá Chapter), and also to get to know how you guys are currently functioning as a collective platform (assuming you're personally part of the Chapter). In fact we got to know about this specific challenge because of a member of the Bogotá Chapter. It's always good to have like-spirited initiatives under the radar! Regarding your specific question, let me briefly share how we see the Muuk Ritual's potential in terms of scaling up its impact (I'm glad you resonate with the name of the initiative and with the overall intention of Hermanos Brothers, btw). Keeping in mind that the Muuk´s model implies an active participation of the local communities where the event will take place (probably a different location each year), the in-depth contents of the different speeches, workshops, artistic-activities, etc. (even the local bands that are booked, for example) will be closely articulated to the particular needs of each local/hosting community. In this sense, "Muuk-Ritual" intends to become a platform for addressing relevant contents in a disruptive and joyful manner (E.g. experiencing alternative economic models or thinking about the relationship between local peace-building and environmental sustainability practices while having a blast with like-minded people, great music and dancing), while allowing each 'local chapter' to fill in the specific contents according to their needs (E.g. the specific contents of the conversation around prosperity would be one in a hypothetical "Muuk Ritual: Amazones", and another one in a "Muuk Ritual: Tumaco"; each community and region is different and they will all be invited to bring in their own realities and burning topics... Muuk Ritual is just the platform that serves them and frames the conversation (an embodied and sensorial conversation, btw... that's precisely what we provide: a specific tone, format and ethos for holding spaces with specific transformative aims). That being said, we perfectly imagine a "Muuk Ritual" taking place not only in different places around Colombia but also in different countries, being fed precisely by the specificities and nuances of each particular culture/context. Once we gain some drive and name on a national level (expecting to have international assistants in our first Colombian versions), we hope to get in touch with people from other countries that are interested in replicating a Muuk Ritual in their own contexts. We'll then support them with our methodological experience and gained know how, allowing them to use the Muuk Ritual framework in the way that best fits their own dreamed version of an event of this type. Does it make sense?