(Manaus, Brazil)—I’m back from possibly the coolest residencies I’ve ever had. From July 20th to 29th, I was in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil together with 14 other international artists. I’m very grateful to have spent this time in nature.
I learned a lot of things and got to do research for An Olfactory Portrait of the Amazon Rainforest!
LabVerde July 2017 edition. Photo by Gui Gomes, courtesy of Lab Verde.
I really liked exploring concepts about science and policy and how science should be more accessible to the public. A new project and line of inquiry came up, yipee!
Experiments in Nature, Nature in Experiments. Photo by Gui Gomes courtesy of LabVerde.
We presented our projects on the last day at the Museu da Amazonia (MUSA).
LabVerde final seminar at MUSA. Image courtesy of LabVerde.
More posts soon, as I recover from jet lag! Thanks, LabVerde, my fellow residents, and everyone else who made this happen. It was an awesome experience!
June 26-29, 2017, Kampala, Uganda—We presented Child’s Play: Climate Change through the Eyes of Children, at the 11th Community-Based Adaptation Conference hosted by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). It was fantastic to wrap up my art residency with Plan International. I’m really grateful to have presented the works by the children from all three of my workshops in Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines.
Some of the paper architecture made by children and youth from the Future Resilient Communities workshop
The Climatoscopes, Child’s Play edition
For this edition of The Climatoscope, I didn’t do the photos—the kids did! What are places in your communities that need to adapt to climate change?
The Ephemeral Marvels Perfume Store! This time, the kids made their own perfumes. I reproduced them from the recipes they gave me at the end of the workshops.
Storm Globes shows kids’ sculptures of things in their communities that are vulnerable to climate change.
Deepest thanks to Kimberly Junmookda, Plan International (especially the Indonesia, Thailand, and Philippines offices!), and the Federal Ministry for Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety Germany (BMUB).