Fundación Mundo Espiral


Contact: +57-2-7375740
Postal address: Carrera 32 Número 16 - 41 Edificio Torre 32 - 402
Geographic Coverage of NGO’s expertise: Colombia

URL: https://fundacionmundoespiral.blogspot.com

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Mundo Espiral is a non-governmental non-profit organization, whose main purpose is to contribute to peaceful coexistence, as well as to the integral and sustainable human development of the population, through the execution of projects, programs,

Mundo Espiral aims for the protection and safeguarding of cultural heritage in Colombia, through the investigation and preparation of inventories and the creation of files for inclusion of the region, nation, and humanity (via UNESCO) along with t

Year of creation: 2007

Safeguarding measures:

- identification, documentation, research (including inventory-making)
- preservation, protection
- promotion, enhancement
- transmission, (non-)formal education
- revitalization

Main areas of work related to the Convention:

Relevant projects and initiatives

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© Giovany Arteaga Montes, 2022

Between 2014 and 2019, Mundo Espiral carried out an investigation and jointly
prepared with the tradition bearers the nomination file and special plan for the
safeguarding of the “Traditional knowledge and techniques associated with Pasto
varnish mopa-mopa of Putumayo and Nariño”, as intangible cultural heritage of the
municipality, department, nation, and humanity (via UNESCO), with the support of
the Ministry of Culture, Government of Nariño, and the Mayor’s Office of Pasto. The
element was inscribed in 2020 on the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in
Need of Urgent Safeguarding.
In 2020, Mundo Espiral was the winner of the Ministry of Culture’s Stimulus Prize,
with the project: “Touristic Route of the mopa-mopa Pasto Varnish”. In 2021, it
created the virtual exhibition “A walk on the clouds: the mopa-mopa collectors in
Putumayo”, as an alternative form of dissemination of ICH.