MATER IN LIMA
In the beginning, we looked to understand the origin of products from Peru’s different regions. This process led us to travel around the country, getting to know several landscapes, dynamics and personalities. We gathered information that later became the basis for our research carried out by external collaborators. Anthropologists, biologists, archaeologists, architects, botanists, artists, linguists, and experts from other disciplines began to join the team, all of which share with us the desire to render more visible the nature and complexity of this land. Each contribution is always valuable, as well as having different views that broaden our vision, and looking through new opportunities that may arise. Peru's borders could not pause our efforts, and that is why we talk about Mater in the world, a replicable working method, for research and interpretation, based on a deep understanding.
In Lima, we share space with Central, Kjolle y Mayo Bar. From here, we design the projects that involve all of us.
MATER IN CUSCO
Fieldwork is carried out in our Cuzco’s headquarters (Mil Centro, Moray). We receive volunteers with proposals for projects, which are aligned with our values, focused on keeping us connected with neighbouring peasant communities or within the Cuzco region, and with local producers, artisans or gatherers, as well as with the environment.
Kacllaraccay and Mullaka´s – Misminay are two neighbouring communities of Mil Centro. They are part of the working teams in our farms, as well as in bio-garden projects, botanical gathering, among others.