Francesca Laura Cavallo curates online Barbican festival on climate inequality

Francesca Laura Cavallo, Research Associate in the School of Arts and Kent’s Centre for Indigenous and Settlers Colonial Studies, has curated an online festival with the Barbican to highlight the issue of climate inequality in Brazil, in the context of the UN’s upcoming COP26 conference.

The BRAZIL FOOTPRINT 0.0 festival runs from 12-19 July.

The festival, programmed as a part of the Season for Change Festival, consists of online webinars, film screenings and a live conversation to coincide with Claudia Andujar’s exhibition at the Curve. Artists and educators will congregate to discuss what resilience means at a time of climate injustice.

Francesca Laura Cavallo said: ‘As communities already suffer the effects of climate change, artists and art institutions actively try to educate the world about how individual actions can help. Brazil is in a pivotal yet too-fragile position. Brazil Footprint 0.0 forms part of a collective mobilization to re-focus climate conversations on those already experiencing its effects.’

Film Studies graduate and winner of the Summer Vacation Research Competition, Juan Carlos Valero, is commissioned to make a video essay as part of the project, which will soon be available.

The full schedule of events can be downloaded here.

BRAZIL FOOTPRINT 0.0 is supported through the Collaborative Research Fund from the University of Kent, the Global Challenges Doctoral Centre and the Barbican.

Image courtesy of the Barbican.