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Sustainability, Democracy and the Arts – Part I

Image from the series Secret Sarayaku by Misha Vallejo

The Amazon, the world’s largest tropical rainforest, is threatened by deforestation, fires and extraction. The Ecuadorian photographer Misha Vallejo spent over three years documenting and collaborating with the Kichwa people of Sarayaku, who live in the Ecuadorian Amazon. He chronicled their efforts to protect the Kawsak Sacha, the Living Forest while fighting for their rights. In this workshop, he will present his project “Secret Sarayaku” consisting of an interactive website and a photobook. Together with Frederic Hanusch, Sarah de Lange and Bertan Selim, Vallejo will discuss his work as well as the role artistic projects can play in the fight for climate justice.

With Misha Vallejo (Audio-Visual Storyteller and Visual Artist, Quito), Frederic Hanusch (Scientific Coordinator, Panel on Planetary Thinking, Justus Liebig University of Giessen), Sarah de Lange (Political Scientist, University of Amsterdam/NECE Advisory Board) & Bertan Selim (Program Coordinator Grants and Collaborations, Prince Claus Fund, Amsterdam).

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