About Me

Tireless traveler, environmental activist and educator, event producer, weaver of global change networks.  Among other things Ivan has been participating in the development of different cultural exchange, sustainability and indigenous knowledge preservation initiatives in different parts of North, Central and South America for almost a decade.

My personal mission

I am dedicated to bridging festival culture with sustainability and indigenous wisdom as well as supporting and documenting grassroots movements in Latin America

My most transformational travel experience

I have been traveling most of my life and I can have had many transformational experiences. One of the most memorable of these experiences was in spring of 2014 when  I travelled with a group of Staying in the autonomous territory of San Blas in Panama with Guna Indians and participating in their rituals and celebrations as well as helping to bring support for ongoing sustainability projects in the community. This experience has left me with great appreciation of Indigenous people of Panama and their culture and land.

My mantra

I am always in the right place at the right time !

The Vision Council: An Ancient Way of Gathering in Modern Times
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The Vision Council: An Ancient Way of Gathering in Modern Times

Since the beginning of human history we have been gathering together as families, tribes and communities, to strengthen our relationship with each other, to council about important community matters, to exchange seeds, medicines, gifts and to simply celebrate life; to sit by the fire and hear the stories of our elders; to heal and honor […]

Igniting regeneration: A Latin American Permaculture Convergence in Colombia
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Igniting regeneration: A Latin American Permaculture Convergence in Colombia

The recent Latin American Permaculture Convergence (or CLAP ) was held from the 15th to the 21st of June in Varsana Ecovillage south of Bogota Colombia. For 5 consecutive days the different open air and indoor spaces of the host community hosted a buzzing 140 people from over 16 countries, which shared tools and strategies […]

Greening the Sacred Desert: Permaculture workshop and hands on learning experience in Wirikuta, Mexico
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Greening the Sacred Desert: Permaculture workshop and hands on learning experience in Wirikuta, Mexico

Wirikuta is a region in the desert of San Luis Potosí, Mexico that is considered by the Wixarika or Huichol indigenous people in Mexico one of their most important sacred sites. The Wixarika people are known worldwide for their unique visionary art and for proudly preserving their spiritual identity despite a destructive civilizing process of […]

GeoParadise Tribal Gathering;  Bridging festival culture with ancestral wisdom!
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GeoParadise Tribal Gathering; Bridging festival culture with ancestral wisdom!

Located in the lush carribean lands of Palenque, Panama, GeoParadises ‘Tribal Gathering’ was a coming together of the tribes, old and new.  Exploring the potential of harmonious exchange between cultures, members of Project Nuevo Mundo had the incredible experience of assisting in the facilitation and flow of the global village; a space which saw over […]

A Cosmic Gathering to Vision a New World in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
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A Cosmic Gathering to Vision a New World in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Project Nuevo Mundo’s Earth Odyssey has welcomed in this new year of 2014 at the majestic Lake Atitlan, Guatemala building Cosmic Convergence Festival. We were blessed to meet, exchange and share knowledge with a diverse range of organizations, artists, and even Mayan elders by the shores of Lake Atitlan Guatemala. For second year in a […]