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Environment International event on climate change starts this tuesday in Manaus

The event will take place in a hybrid format, online and trilingual, from 9am to 6pm, until the 27th. (Reproduction)

Bruno Pacheco – Cenarium Magazine

MANAUS – The capital of Amazonas, Manaus, hosts between this Tuesday, 23, and next Saturday, 27, the “Climate Story Lab Amazon”, an international event of artistic narratives held for the first time in Latin America and that deals with the urgency of discussing global climate change. The meeting will be in hybrid format, online and trilingual, from 9am to 6pm, with semi-attendance activities at the Innovation Cassina House, downtown.

“CSL Amazonia is a space for articulation, connection and reflection on forms and tools of audiovisual and artistic narratives in general, aimed at the debate on climate change”, explained the organization of the event, in a post on social networks.

The initiative is held by the organization “Doc Society” and coordinated by “Matapi Mercado Audiovisual”, bringing together representatives of seven artistic projects on climate change and the defense of indigenous territories, riverside communities and quilombolas. The program will include round tables, lectures, and networking spaces.

Among the projects that will be presented at the event are: “Uyra – The Return of the Forest” (Brazil); “Radio Savia” (Colombia and Mexico); “Quentura” (Brazil); “Teles Pires: the river most impacted by hydroelectric dams in Amazon” (Brazil); “Journalistic Series – Amazonian wisdom and memories at risk of climate and pandemic crisis” (Colombia and Ecuador); “Imagine2030” (Brazil); and Self-demarcation and Surveillance of the Sawré Muybu TI (Brazil). 

International

The Climate Story Lab brings a series of interventions designed by the organizations Exposure Labs and Doc Society held since 2019. The first event took place in New York (2019) and the second in London in 2020. The next editions were in India and Berlin, both in 2020; in the southern United States (2021), in Africa (2021) and now, in the Amazon, in Manaus. The next one will be in Mexico, later this year.

“The Climate Story Lab Amazônia understands that recognizing, dialoging and creating bridges between the climate actions already existing in the Amazon territory, as a political force and of cultural resistance, is a way to decolonize our perspectives and practices. To debate climate change, it is necessary to reflect on the exploitation of natural resources and the erasing of community practices, ancestral knowledge, and the denial of the lives of indigenous peoples who resist in defense of maintaining environmental balance”, says the organization.

The event in Manaus will be attended by artists, researchers, representatives of environmental and sustainability institutions, non-governmental organizations, political leaders, activists, social mobilizers and representatives of artistic fields in the Amazon.

The speakers are environmental activist Paloma Costa, member of the general council of the United Nations (UN) on Climate, young indigenous activists Txai Suruí and Beka Munduruku, filmmaker, curator and trainer of indigenous communities in Venezuela and Colombia, David Hernández Palmar, writer Daniel Munduruku and indigenous leader Vanda Ortega Witoto.

Researchers Luciana Gatt, from the National Institute for Space Research (Inpe), Brenda Brito, from the Institute of Man and Environment of the Amazon (Imazon), environmentalist Márcio Astrini, from the Climate Observatory, and indigenous leader Marcivana Sateré-Mawé, from the Coordination of Indigenous Peoples of Manaus and Surroundings (Copime) will also be speaking or participating in round tables.