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Reforesting Free School

ALKANARA - Imagem de fundo é uma parede verde, mostra um homem adulto no centro com as mãos na cintura e pernas arqueadas em movimento. Homem veste calças prestas, blusa de alças preta, gorro preto e óculos escuros. - ©"Forest Law/Selva jurídica", livro de Paulo Tavares e Ursula Biemann
@ "Forest Law/Selva jurídica", livro de Paulo Tavares e Ursula Biemann
  • 18.11 — 20.11 2022
  • Earthways
  • Teatro São Luiz
  • Conferências - Entrada livre, sujeita à lotação da sala.

Registration for Free Reforest School is now closed.

A series of educational and nourishing gatherings on the topic of forests, with artists and scientists from Brazil and Portugal whose work follows processes of deforestation and monoculture, as well as strategies for regeneration.

In Portugal, Anna Tsing’s concept of ‘blasted landscapes’ can be seen in the results of intensive eucalyptus cultivation, the rural exodus, and mega-fires such as Pedrógão Grande. Meanwhile, in Brazil, territories marked by the forced eviction of indigenous populations and agribusiness contrast with a pulsating megadiversity, demonstrating the ongoing political and social power of living and working in a “standing forest”.


With meetings conducted like a course of study, Free Reforest School is a 3-day programme composed of workshops (free with registration) followed by conferences (free entry). Artistic practice will be the central theme of these meetings and collective discussions.


Free Reforest School welcomes: the architect Paulo Tavares, who intervenes in different South American forest contexts with initiatives that interrogate the fields of “visual natures” and non-human rights; Helen Torres and Zoy Anastassakis, whose approach makes use of tools including speculative fiction, reading and writing practices, and theories of multispecies anthropology; Paulo Pimenta e Castro, co-author of the book Portugal on Fire – How to Rescue the Forests (2018); and the project À Escuta, an initiative developed in the Serra da Estrela National Park and its surroundings by Joana Sá, Luís J Martins, Corinna Lawrenz and Nik Völker. There will also be an online training workshop by Geni Núñez, an indigenous activist and psychologist whose work inspires thought-provoking reflections on the relations between reforestation and non-monogamy, and who will lead us on the path of Emotional reforestations: routes to decolonisation.


This programme is an initial introduction, from a multidisciplinary perspective, to research and knowledge sharing on the topic of Portuguese forests and their conflicts. It acts as preparation for a broader residency by the Terra Batida network, to be held in the Centro region in 2023, in partnership with Fundão Council.


PROGRAMME


AFFECTIVE REFORESTATION & FOREST HOUSE

18 NOV


Workshop
'Effective reforestation: guidelines for decolonisation' by Geni Núñez
Online | 15H-17H


Conference
'Forest House' with the project À Escuta and Paulo Pedro Pimenta, moderated by Rita Natálio
18H



REFOREST
19 NOV


Workshop
'Reforest' by Paulo Pimenta de Castro
SLTM-Sala Bernardo Sassetti | 15h -18h


Conference
'Reforest' by Paulo Pimenta de Castro, moderated by Rita Natálio
SLTM-Sala Mário Viegas | 15h -18h



THE FIRE AND THE FOREST
20 NOV


Workshop
'The Fire and the Forest' by Helen Torres & Zoy Anastassakis
SLTM-Sala Bernardo Sassetti | 15h -18h


Conferência
'The Fire and the Forest' by Helen Torres & Zoy Anastassakis, moderated by Rita Natálio
SLTM-Sala Mário Viegas | 15h -18h

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.

Free Reforest School - Playbill

Rita Natálio

Artist and researcher. Non-binary lesbian. Their practice spaces relate poetry, essay writing and performance. PhD student in Art Studies at FCSH-UNL and Anthropology at USP, with FCT scholarship, researches, since 2014, the recent debate on the concept of Anthropocene and its impact on the disciplinary and aesthetic redefinition of the relations between art, politics and ecology. They have studied Choreographic Performing Arts at the University of Paris VIII and holds a Master's degree in Psychology from PUC-SP where they studied the relations between imitation and...

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