ABOUT THE PROJECT
A group of five British, Brazilian and Colombian universities (Cardiff, KCL, Federal University of Mato Grosso, Federal University of Rondonia, in Brazil, and the National University of Colombia) intend to organise five workshops (two in the UK and three in South America) to involve international experts, national scholars and regional academic and non-academic stakeholders (such as farmer associations, local authorities, community and church organisations, cooperatives, NGOs, artists, etc.) to take part in networking activities, discuss existing knowledge and identify gaps in the state-of-the-art of agricultural frontiers in the Amazon.
The series of workshops and a coordinated engagement during two years will led to the consolidation of the Agro-Cultures Research Network, which will include additional academics in the core universities and in other regional centres of research, speakers and participants in the various workshops, and the academic, policy-making and non-academic communities. This proposed network will especially examine the socio-cultural trajectory of change in the Amazon with a focus on what we describe as ‘agro-cultural’ frontiers.
The new network will, for the first time, jointly address the intensive cultural exchanges and historical transformation of the agricultural frontiers in the Amazon. The initiative will create an innovative space for discussion and North-South interaction between academics and non-academics focused on local knowledge, habits, language and subjectivities in the context of a rapidly changing cultural and spatial reality under the influence of (unsustainable) modernisation.
PIARAÇU DECLARATION We, representatives of 45 indigenous peoples in Brazil, more than 600 participants, were summoned by chief Raoni to meet between January 14 and 18, 2020 in the village Piaraçu (Terra Indígena Capoto Jarina), with the objective of bringing together our forces and denounce that a political project of
Session on Thursday (30 Jan), 18:30 With the film director Marcos Colon and introduced by Laura Rival (ODID), followed by a Q&A session Cinema: Ultimate Picture Palace (UPP) http://www.uppcinema.com/film/beyond-fordlandia Short synopsis: Beyond Fordlândia (Documentary Feature – Runtime: 1hour10min) – An environmental account ninety years on from
Encontro de líderes indígenas em Mato Grosso ecoa Aliança dos Povos da Floresta, dos anos 1980, e terá carta aberta ao Congresso Folha, 15 Jan 2020 Rubens Valente & Bruno Santos TERRA INDÍGENA CAPOTO-JARINA (MT) – À beira do rio Xingu, em Mato Grosso, o cacique Raoni, uma das filhas
The International Colloquium “AMAZON’S RISING VIOLENCE AND DISTURBING TRENDS”, to be held in the United Kingdom in 2020, will bring important indigenous leaders, peasants and social movement activists to dialogue with teachers, artists and researchers concerned with socio-environmental problems of the Amazon Region. The main objective will be to debate
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