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Affective reforestations & Forest House

Earthways - Free Reforest School

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  • 18.11 2022
  • Earthways
  • Teatro São Luiz

As inscrições para os workshops da Escola Refloresta Livre terminaram.

Os bilhetes para as conferências estarão disponíveis online em teatrosaoluiz.byblueticket.pt (50% da lotação) na véspera e na bilheteira do Teatro (restante 50% da lotação) no próprio dia, a partir das 15h, até 2 por pessoa.

Free Reforest School begins with an online workshop by Geni Núñez, an indigenous activist and psychologist based in Brazil, whose work inspires thought-provoking reflections on the relations between forests, non-monogamy and coloniality.


This will be followed by a conference at Teatro São Luiz on the subject of forests in Portugal, from eucalyptus monoculture to the possibilities for emotional mapping of territory. This conference features the project À Escuta – an artistic initiative developed in Serra da Estrela National Park and its surroundings by Joana Sá, Luís J Martins, Corinna Lawrenz and Nik Völker – and Paulo Pimenta de Castro, co-author of the book “Portugal on Fire – how to rescue the forests” (2018).

WORKSHOP - 'Effective reforestation: guidelines for decolonisation'' by Geni Núñez

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ONLINE

15H-17H

PARTICIPATION FORM HERE


Colonisation didn’t only invade physical territory, but also the territory of our imaginations, seeking to impose a single way of being on the world. Reforesting our attachments is part of the decolonising process, and in this workshop we will discuss ways of collectively feeling-thinking those processes


Geni Núñez

CONFERENCE - 'à escuta: ForestHouse', with the colective à escuta and 'The collapse of the economic model associated with eucaliptus', Paulo Pimenta de Castro. Moderation – Rita Natálio

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SLTM - SALA MARIO VIEGAS

18H-19H30

FREE OF CHARGE

à escuta: ForestHouse


This project, on the subject of forests in the Serra da Estrela and its surroundings, became a more complex and demanding challenge following the great fire that destroyed almost 30% of the Natural Park. But, as always, after the summer and the extreme media coverage of the calamity, there was silence. And now, as we enter the colder seasons of the year, we have to bring the topic of forests and the Serra da Estrela Natural Park back to the centre of discussion and action.


— à escuta: ForestHouse


“à escuta: ForestHouse” is a project involving research, reflection and artistic production on the subject of the forest, starting from the Covões Forest Guards’ House (Vide, Seia), which has been defunct since the 1970s. “à escuta: ForestHouse” proposes a reflection on the (dys)functionalities of this house and its relation with the (de)forest that surrounds it.

What might it mean to be/guard a forest today? The project was developed at two extremities of Serra da Estrela between June and September 2022: Figueiró da Serra (Gouveia), to the north, and the villages of Balocas, Frádigas and Vide (Seia), to the south. Developed within and together with the local community, through collaborations with people from varied fields (biology, philosophy, anthropology, history, activism, etc.) and multiple partners, it seeks to create new and (im)possible ideas about the forest and relations with it. It suggests a fresh deconstruction of the urban centre perspective that the forest is something that only exists elsewhere.



'The collapse of the economic model associated with eucalyptus'
with Paulo Pimenta de Castro

Eucalyptus plantations now occupy around 10% of Portugal’s land area. Based on an extractivist approach, the economic model associated with these occupations is beginning to collapse. We should analyse the ongoing consequences – economic, but above all social and environmental.

FAQs

What is Free Reforest School?

Free Reforest School is a 3-day programme organized by Earthways.
It is composed of 3 afternoon workshops followed by 3 public conferences open to all audiences, free of entrance.

The activities of the programme take place in the afternoon of November 18, 19 and 20.


Does the Free Reforest School take place in English?

Unfortunately the Free Reforest School is in Portuguese and no subtitles or translation will be provided.


What does the school involve?

The school is aimed at research and knowledge sharing regarding forests and their conflicts, in Portugal and Brazil, from a multidisciplinary perspective. Tools will be shared, artistic practices will be activated, ongoing projects will be presented and debates will be held.


How do I take part?

To take part of the workshops, registration must be done in advance, by filling a participation form. The form can be accessed here.

We ask that to register you are able to take part in the 3 afternoon workshops on 18, 19 and 20 November and at least one conference. Preference will be given to who can participate in all workshops days and conferences.


Can I only attend the conferences?

Yes to attend the confereces you'll have to book your free ticket on the day prior to the conference or collect it at São Luiz Municipal Theatre ticket office in the day of the event.


How much do tickets for the Free Reforest School cost?

All activities of the School are free of charge.


To participate do I need to have any specific knowladge?

No. This is a proposition for all people.

Geni Núñez

Geni Núñez is an indigenous activist and psychologist. She has a PhD from the Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Programme in Human Sciences (UFSC) on the topic “Gender and its interrelations with reproduction, ethnicity and class”. She has a master’s degree from the Postgraduate Programme in Social Psychology (UFSC) on the topic “Processes of subjectivation, gender and diversities”. She focusses on anticolonial theory, whiteness research, ethnocide and other colonialities. She is the author of the ebook “Djatchy Djatere – O Saci Guarani”. She compiled the...

Paulo Pimenta de Castro

Has a degree in Forestry from the Higher Agronomy Institute at Universidade de Lisboa. He has been a lecturer on the vocational course on forestry, senior technician in the Confederação dos Agricultores de Portugal, secretary-general of the Federação dos Produtores Florestais de Portugal and of the Associação Nacional das Empresas Florestais, Agrícolas e do Ambiente. He was part of the Forest Advisory Council for the Ministry of Agriculture and an expert on the Forests and Cork Advisory Council for the European Commission. He is the author of the book “Portugal...

À escuta - Colectivo

À escuta is an initiative developed in the Serra da Estrela Natural Park and its surroundings by Joana Sá, Luís J Martins, Corinna Lawrenz and Nik Voelker. Seeing artistic work as a unifying factor that promotes interdisciplinary reflection, experimentation and new ecological relationships, à escuta has an urgent desire to work from/with this territory and its communities, looking for approaches to local problems that can create global perspectives, and vice versa. It produced the project and event “à escuta: catálogo poético” in the village of Frádigas in...

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