The Visionary Institute

Visionary Institute

The Visionary Institute

July 9th-29th, 2018.

The Visionary Institute launches its summer programming in 2018 with a three week Creative Incubation Programme taking place in July on both our Rainforest campus and in the city of Pucallpa and the surrounding Ucayali region.  Bringing together key thinkers, creators, and wisdom keepers from Peru and across the world on ecologically themed and socially-driven projects. This unique trans-disciplinary program facilitates intercultural collaboration between international students and practitioners and the local and indigenous arts and culture community. Under the guidance of our mentors, participants have a once in a life time experience to expand and develop their personal vision and creative goals while giving back to local communities in meaningful ways.

Once accepted, students can choose on of three interdisciplinary streams of research for the summer:

  • Ecology and Cultural Innovation (Includes the arts, design, architecture, education, the social sciences and humanities)
  • Ecology and Consciousness (Psychology, Philosophy, Religion)
  • Ecology and the Natural Sciences and Engineering


The Arkana Visionary Institute’s Summer Incubation Programme (see below) is a revolutionary three week experiential residency in the rainforest where participants deeply explore their own personal methodologies and forge deep and lasting connections with their cohort. For the first week, participants embark on a voyage of discovery in the Upper Amazon, exploring the rich arts and culture of the Ucayali region. They participate in field trips in the rainforest and surrounding Ucayali river basin, visit indigenous communities, and take part in fascinating workshops that examine the critical connections between culture, ecology, and sustainability. During this period they will also visit local organizations and schools where they will have the opportunity to elect a mentor a who will work with them on their chosen final project for the next two weeks. 

The second week, students spend in the rainforest participating in the revolutionary “Arka-Lab.” This is the iterative phase of the programme where students are challenged to explore their subjective practice and methodological approach while formulating their concepts for their final presentation.

The final week is devoted to documentation of their projects, connecting with their appointed mentors, and completing their final presentation during a special symposium held in Pucallpa. The mission of the Institute is provide a transformative and culturally immersive learning experience where students develop their creative vision on real-world projects in collaboration with other students, practitioners and educators. 

Visionary Institute Application:

Spaces are open to participants who are interested in creative innovations between the arts, sciences, and humanities.  To apply, students must submit a proposal with supporting examples of work.

Visionary Institute

The Revolutionary ARKA-Lab

Discover Your Unique Creative Vision

The “ARKA-Lab,” is the Visionary Institute’s groundbreaking one week laboratory and experiential retreat that invites students, researchers, and practitioners from all disciplinary backgrounds to converge together to develop their unique visions in the potently charged environment of our rainforest campus. During this deep immersion in Nature, participants are introduced to new methodologies that expand visionary thinking, develop a conscious awareness of the motives, and context of their work and a renewed perspective of their goals. These workshops can be very challenging and the results, transformative. The ARKA-Lab offers a catalytic space where participants can deeply explore the subjective contexts of their practices, forge deeper and more authentic connections to their work, and align their creative visions with their lives’ purpose. 

**The ARKA-Lab may be attended alone or in conjunction with the Arkana Summer Incubation Programme.

July 17th-23rd, 2018.

For more information, please contact us!

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)


Your Message