About Us



Our concept was inspired by the African-American Boy Scout Movement, and our unified mission was shaped by our sister-platform, VISCERAL.


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Co-creative multimedia platform and rave preservation project devoted to foreground marginalized talents and to foster the development of safe space(s) in dance music counterculture and communities. 

OUR POETIC INSPIRATION



The poetic inspiration behind our fundamental concept stems from the African-American Boy Scout Movement that emerged one year after the establishment of one of the most mainstream organizations known to us today as the Boy Scouts of America.

The Boy Scouts of America formed in 1910, catering solely to white youth; excluding Black scouts along with other racial minorities such as immigrants, rural low-income, and kids with disabilities from joining their troops. In response to the racial discrimination and creed, the first African-American Boy Scout Troop established in North Carolina to salvage its morally vigorous and virtuous code of ethics by turning the opposing organization on its head.

OUR NATIVITY



Our unified mission and intentions derived from our sister platform based in Cambridge, MA. VISCERAL is an underground dance gathering established in 2016, producing a unique social and club experience steeped in conceptual storytelling through integrating art installations with live performances to create a journey for audiences to embody raw, instinctive, self-expression while stimulating community building in the process.

The platform's divine mission by heart is to disrupt and diversify the nightlife industry by endorsing underrepresented People of Color and LGBTQ+ talents from the underground electronic music scene; producing immersive experiences on a radically expressive dance floor and adequately curated safe space for the marginalized community.



Co-creative Multimedia Platform
& Rave preservation Project


In the early 1990s, digital technology promised humanity a better world. Our world has advanced rapidly in terms of digital innovation today, but leaders who set out to establish a new future of equitable humanism have lost sight of their original goals.

Our revolutionary digital future, in an ironic twist, has shaped a modern world that neglects the planet, building societies to favor capitalism-driven digital technologies that only benefit those who have always had a promising future. The world in which we now live has an impact on how we relate to our inherent qualities, disparting us from our higher self and ability to empathize with others.
Rave Scout Cookies aims to use diverse technologies at our disposal to bolster the growth of marginalized talents and communities, while also sustaining and protecting safe spaces in the dance music counterculture. Our unified mission is to build a platform that better connects our community, allowing us to empower and elevate one another to develop our personal growth and aspirations.






THE FOUR RAVE SCOUT TROOP PILLARS



  • Develop a technological ecosystem that provides rich resources and a networking base for under-represented and undiscovered marginalized talents, collectives, and communities. Rave Scout Cookies is currently in the process of developing a membership-based networking app that will increase the visibility of marginalized talents of any role or area of expertise within the industry.

  • Endorse drug harm reduction; de-stigmatize substance use and abuse; invest in educating rather than shaming; and express solidarity instead of ridiculing. Overdoses and substance-related accidents are among the leading causes of venue and DIY space closures, and these simplified methods will help to reduce and eliminate the latter.

  • To ensure the safety of our communities, we intend to endorse venue harm reduction to those who organize, promote, or attend underground venues and DIY spaces. Each community must identify their rave communes, communal leaders, and rave organizers to take extra precautions to ensure the structural and physical safety of the buildings in which they gather.

  • We aspire to co-create universal community guidelines to reduce harm in vulnerable spaces frequented by marginalized groups. Exemplify and demonstrate the value and importance of shadow work in self-love and self-care, as well as how transformative equity can be a way of reducing harm in places where we seek refuge without relying on predicated systems that frequently increase harm and scrutinize our communities.






CAMP COUNSELORS





Salman Jaberi



Founder & Creative Director



Salman is a Bahraini-born multifaceted creative media specialist based in New York City. Salman's overall identity and cult-like, peculiar upbringing in the Middle East made him feel isolated and alienated by the mainstream, and sometimes even by what he considers as his community. This propelled him to seek refuge in debris-filled rave warehouses and formed the core of his chameleon-like acumen and unique worldview, both deeply embedded in the platform, which, although launched at the beginning of 2019, had shaped and molded its footprint since his rave journey began when he moved to London for college at the age of 16.






PERIODICAL CONTRIBUTORS



Todd Stiefelmayer

︎︎︎ Web Developer

Flatbush Brown

︎︎︎ Rave Scout Handbook Issue #1 Illustrator

Adnan Qiblawi

︎︎︎ Rave Scout Handbook Issue #1 Head Editor






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