This project arises from the need to create an environmental awareness that will last in time. It make use of culture as a tool to raise awareness of new generations.
Rainforest recording Project takes place in the jungle, born in the bottom of the heart of the jungle, at the foot of Gede Volcano, in West Java, Indonesia. Making direct contact with the tropical flora and fauna of one of the largest islands in Indonesia.
During four days, the participants share with professional local guides the experience of hiking in the jungle and cross it to reach the panoramic view of the volcano and mountain range, located in one of the most exotic countries of Asia.
The cultural exchange program includes visits to the villages, listening music with the local people, Bahasa and Sundanese classes, local dialects and certification of activities by Rakata Adventure, and the subsequent exhibition of the artworks in the Rrrec fest in the valley, a massive festival held in Situ Gunung valley.
Rainforest recording is aimed at students or people interested in promoting leadership and popular culture in their communities to become agents of social change. The duration of the project was 3 weeks.
Rainforest Recording was created in September 2016 with the participation of Miguel Garzon from Spain, Clotilde Masee from France, Marina Timón Avila from Argentina and Isep Kurnia from Indonesia. Those who completed the offices construction of Rainforest Recording Project in Sukabumi made the first trip across the jungle, towards the top of the volcano. In November of the same year, the first edition was realized, with participants from France, England, México, Argentina and Indonesia.
The jungle really changed several aspects in me. It was a 4 day challenge ... I felt a big change down the mountain; I am another person, pushing the limits more and knowing that to want is power. [...] even though we spoke different languages we were able to understand. [...] Knowing such a different culture, seeing differences and similarities, being able to put aside the anxiety that surrounds us in Western culture and connect with nature and the environment. After those moments one feels ready to continue traveling.
Thanks to the guides who taught me how to care for and respect the jungle, keeping me safe and contained in every moment. […] it was a space that left in me a feeling of renewal, union and love. […] Even close my eyes and I can see the forest engraved in my mind and feel peace.
“An experience of deep immersion into nature and of human bonding was creatively boosting as I crafted faces from the forest.
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