CALL FOR PARTICIPATION in the
II International Technoshamanism Festival
November 20 to 27, 2016
Aldeia Pará – Caraíva – Bahia, Brazil
When? November 20 to 27, 2016
How much? Minimum value per person: 200 BRL (includes food on a collaborative kitchen, camping area and complete access to event schedule).
Portuguese version aqui.
Archives of the Festival
The realization of the II International Festival of Technoshamanism arises from a desire to build upon the knowledge and practices gained during the I Festival in 2014 and through the various meetings, experiences and projects which followed it.
Since 2008, we have developed meetings and projects with the Pataxó in southern Bahia through encounters such as Bailux, Metareciclagem, Submidialogia and the I International Festival of Technoshamanism. Because of this, when we arrived in Arraial d’Ajuda and Caraíva to negotiate the location for the realization of the II Festival, the indigenous community in Aldeia Pará had already made up their minds – they wanted the second technoshamanism festival to take place within their own community. Responding their hospitality and desire to show us their land and culture, we will focus on the construction of dry toilets – an urgent community need to continue the agroforestry activities that are already being implemented there. You can collaborate with this action, which must be held before the Festival by clicking here.
To know more about the Pataxós click here.
HOW WILL THE FESTIVAL BE?
The Festival will have an immersive and collaborative format with direct interaction between participants and the indigenous community. From this open call, interested parties can sign up and propose projects and ideas to be developed and / or presented in the village during the 7 days of the festival. There will also happen collective experiences proposed by the natives.
Technoshamanism prioritizes contents that dialogue with a) technological development (maker culture, DIY, repair of electronic equipment, circuit development, radio installation, hacker culture, etc.) and b) earthbound practices (alternative medicine, herbistry, indigenous and technoshamanic rituals, permaculture, agroforestry, body and therapeutic experiments, etc.).
The projects submitted in the registration will be organized by affinities, and the tenderers may act collectively in line with the local structure and their interests. They will be selected up to 80 projects, which may come from different villages, cities and countries. Those who do not have an interest in offering design, can join the ongoing proposals (see below).
There will be a special call for indigenous groups of various Pataxós Villages and other ethnic groups to come together during the festival in order to create a space for discussion of issues relevant to their current processes, projects, struggles, rituals, and also for there to be interaction and exchange with the other participants of the Festival. One of the goals of this meeting is to converge the indigenous and non-indigenous work.
Starting from the theme resistance and network in anthropocene, we wish to create collectively a simbolic ritual during the festival.
The suggested minimum contribution of R$ 200,00 will be spent on the creation of a basic infrastructure for the realization of the festival, such as food (we’ll buy food and the necessary infrastructure to create a collaborative kitchen), accommodation in village, transportation materials for infrastructure space, electricity, seeds, agricultural tools, etc. We are dealing with the minimum, then who can and want to contribute with more money, will help a lot.
The organization of the Festival is committed to disseminate and support initiatives which seek to generate funds to displacements and collective participation.
It is important to remember that this festival is done by people who agreed to collaborate in the organization, without government support or sponsorship. We have no profit and work with maximum respect for indigenous culture that welcomes us. If there is plenty of financial resources, we will use it in the construction of dry toilets, improvement of agroforestry system in the village and in the realization of ongoing proposals (see below).
The organization of the festival is committed to accomplish some projects during the meeting and in the period that precedes it. Interested parties may collaborate, indicating their interest in registration. They are:
1 – CONSTRUCTION OF 15 COMPOSTING TOILETS, designed to compost organic material in order to fertilize the Pataxó lands to help save the river sources with agroforestry and reforestation. Responsible: Jonatan Sola (from the Technoshamanism network) and Ubiratã Pataxó (Chief of the Aldeia Pará)
2 – INSTALLATION OF A MUCÚA – BAOBÁXIA (digital memory archive) in the computer room of the Association of Pataxó Fishermen (Associação dos Pescadores Pataxó). 4 of the association’s 14 computers were relocated to the Aldeia Pará, and a mucúa (node) of the BAOBÁXIA network will be installed at both sites. Responsible: Carsten Agger (of the Mocambos and Technoshamanism networks) and Paty Pataxó (from Aldeia Velha)
3 – MULTIMEDIA WORKSHOPS (video, audio, image, text, fanzine) for the construction of a cultural archive as well as for the professional education of the Pataxó community. Responsible: Luiza Só, Rafael Frazão and Victor Guerra (from the Technoshamanism network) and Crispiniana Pataxó (President of IPAP, the Instituto Pataxó of the Aldeia Pará)
4- INSTALLATION OF A WEB RADIO with workshops in radio production, repository creation, archival, selection of music, audio programming, ficinas de produção da rádio, criação de acervo, produção de arquivo, seleção de música, progamação sonora, diction. Responsible: Fabiane M. Borges and Pedro Parrachia (of the Technoshamanism network) and Crispina Pataxó (Secretary of IPAP, the Instituto Pataxó of the Aldeia Pará).
Attention! To Keep in Mind:
In a meeting with Pataxó leaders and communities we have raised some very important issues:
1- Participants will stay manly in a camping área and in some cases in the house of the people in the community – in tents or bedrooms, depending on the local demand. It is important to bring tent, bed linen and / or sleeping bag and / or rede, as well as everything it seems necessary for your comfort camping in a place of difficult access.
2- Children are very welcome – as long as they come with their guardians;
3- There will be points of collective meetings: laboratories, kitchen, healing tent, indiginous restaurant, etc.
4- We will have food for three meals included in the price suggested to the festival. The kitchen will be collaborative, so the meals are going to be produced by the participants themselves – this will be organized on arrival. If you have specific demands, please inform us or bring your food and / or supplements. There will also be restaurants with typical food made by Pataxó with value not included in the registration.
5- There are motorcycle taxis or bus twice a day to transport from the festival site to Caraíva.
6- Supermarkets and pharmacies are far from the village. Please take all necessary for your health. We suggest repellent, anti-allergy, sunscreen.
7- We are not responsible for any damage incurred during the meeting.
How to get there?
LOCATION AND TRANSPORT TO THE II INTERNATIONAL TECHNOSHAMANISM FESTIVAL
The Festival will take part at Pará Village. The closest city is Caraíva, located in the south of Bahia State – Brazil. The closest airport is in Porto Seguro city. The second closest is in Salvador.
The thing is crazy and the process is slow!! Take it easy!!
After arriving in Porto Seguro there are 2 possible routes:
1) Porto Seguro – Eunápolis – Barra Velha – Aldeia Pará;
There are frequent buses from Porto Seguro bus station to Eunápolis. Tickets are about 20R$, and the voyage is about 1 hour.
From Eunápolis to Barra Velha there is 1 bus a day, at 2PM.
PS: The voyage is much longer if you go via Eunápolis, but it has 2 advantages:
There is a supermarket 80m from the bus station in Eunápolis where you can make cheap purchases, and you can get off in Barra Velha, which is only 4 km from Aldeia Pará. During the Festival, we will have mototaxis coming and going between the two villages.
2) Porto Seguro – Balsa (Ferry) – Caraíva – Aldeia Barra Velha – Aldeia Pará;
This route is shorter, beautiful, but more difficult.
From Porto Seguro you must go to the ferry (it costs about R$ 25,00 to go from the airport to the ferry station and there are also vans).
Take the ferry to the other side. When you arrive in Arraial d’Ajuda, take a bus to Caraíva. There are two: 7AM and 3PM. It costs R$20 and the duration is about 2½ to 3h.
When your arrive in Caraíva, take a small boat in front of the bus stop to cross the river (R$5). Take a mototaxi (R$15) or a buggy (R$50). There are also school buses that make the trip – you can ask in the Community. You can go straight to Pará Village or to Barra Velha Village, where you can get other ways to get to the Pará village, as with school and line buses (not very often).
You can also walk to Pará village. It is about 13km.
There are Airport Transfers to Caraíva. They are expensive but practical.
In any way, you can spend the night in Arraial d’Ajuda and Trancoso where you’ll find many options for lodging and entertainment and they are on the way.
In Arraial d’Ajuda, festival participants have 20% discount at:
- Pousada Bicho Preguiça, tel.: 73 999928802 and email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Memoan Hostel, by email or facebook
IN CASE OF DOUBTS:
Write to: email@example.com
Click here to learn more about I Technoshamanism Festival.
Click here to learn more about the long-term project carried out in Pará village (by Jonatan Sola – Member of technoshamanism network who is part of the organization of the II Festival).
Aldeia Barra Velha e Aldeia Pará (Pataxó)
Akurinã Pataxó, Jabes Pataxó, Ubiratãn Pataxó e Twry Pataxó
Reserva Pataxó da Jaqueira
Technoshamanism Network (universalis)