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Playing with Wildfire: Exhibition

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Alastair Cole, Dr Caleb Johnston


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This exhibition is part an action-research initiative to investigate the lived experiences of communities affected by wildfires in the Chiquitania region of Bolivia. This region hosts one of the largest and best-preserved dry forests in South America and worldwide and has seen a drastic increase in wildfires since 2019. The images shown are portraits of real people and places affected by wildfires, alternated to portraits and scenes from Forum Theatre performance work.The exhibition is touring galleries and universities including: Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 25th August to 2nd September 2022. ESRC Festival of Social Sciences at Creative Sterling, 27th October to 13th November 2022. Royal Geographical Society permanent exhibition venue, London, 13th to 25th March 2023. Casona Mayorazgo (curated by Ciudadania), Cochabamba, 14-21 April 2023. Earth Day Italy (curated by Klug), Giardini reali e Cavallerizza reale, Torino, 22nd April 2023 Off Topic (curated by Klug), Torino, 24-28 April 2023. Glasgow Science Festival at Advanced Research Centre (ARC) main hall, Glasgow, 1st to 11th June 2023. British International Studies Association (BISA) Conference at Hilton Glasgow, Glasgow, 21th to 23rd June 2023.Find out more:

Publication metadata

Artist(s): Cole A, Drawert E, Fontana L, Hirzel M, Johnston C, Miramonti A

Publication type: Exhibition

Publication status: Published

Year: 2022

Number of Pieces: 35

Venue: Royal Geographic Society

Location: London

Media of Output: Video and Photography


Notes: Exhibition video work produced by Alastair Cole