Playing with Wildfire: Exploring Socio-Environmental Crisis in Latin America at the Royal Geographic Society

Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and sponsored by the University of Glasgow and Newcastle University, Playing with Wildfire is an action-research project which deployed methods drawn from Brazilian playwright Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed to generate community-based dialogue and response to the complex cultural, political and environmental conflicts precipitated by wildfires in Bolivia’s ‘Chiquitania’ region, home to one of the largest dry forests in the world and immensely vulnerable to extreme fires.

A photo exhibition viewing (2.30-3.00pm) will be followed by a documentary film preview screening and Q&A with the director (3.00-3.45pm). The evening will conclude with an expert panel discussion (4.00-5.30pm) to spark conversation and deepen understanding around the social and ecological effects of wildfires.

The panel will include: Dr Lorenza Fontana (University of Glasgow; Principal Investigator, Playing with Wildfire), Dr Marilene Cardoso Ribeiro (University of Manchester), Dr Morena Mills (Imperial College London), Dr Iokiñe Rodríguez Fernández (University of East Anglia).

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