LABVERDE aims to help cultural makers understand and reflect on one of the main natural areas of the planet.
LABVERDE: Art Immersion Program in the Amazon was created to strengthen the limits of art through a broad array of experiences, knowledge sets and cultural perspectives involving art, science and nature. The program’s main goal is to promote artistic creation through a constructive debate about environmental issues supported by theory, data and life experiences in the Amazon rainforest.
The journey starts in an ecological Reserve in the heart of the Amazon Forest and involves an intensive schedule of expeditions and site visits to discover different scales and perspectives of the rainforest along with the mediation of specialists in arts, philosophy, biology, ecology and natural science.
Life experience and theory will be integrated into 10 days of intensive activities. A schedule of expeditions, lectures, workshops, presentations and seminars to enhance creativity, having nature as a common ground.
Participants will find out about life dynamics and environment phenomena, by learning bioacoustics, botany, entomology, dendrochronology and the history of the Amazon forest. We hope the network exchange and the knowledge sets will foster a critical notion about climate change and the human impacts on the Anthropocene.
After the program, participants will be able to improve their own creative content, reflect on the role of art engaging social-ecological behavior and be part of an international and transdisciplinary network focus on environmental justice.
What is the LABVERDE Program?
It is a ten-day immersion in the Amazon Forest to be inspired by nature and to produce cultural artwork, mediated by a team of specialist.
When is the LABVERDE 2021?
The program will be held in August 2021.
Where is the program going to happen?
Program will take place in two main Research Centers: Ecological Reserves and a Floating Station.
Ecological Reserves: Ten thousand hectares of primary rainforest dedicated to scientific research with hosting infrastructure, laboratory, auditorium, walking trails and climate tower. The reserve is a closed area under the administration of INPA.
Floating Station: A Regional Boat to give access to coastal communities and aquatic ecosystems around Amazon River, in the Low Black River Zone.