We Are Burning: Brazil's Amazon Fires
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About the Event
The Amazon is being shrouded in plumes of smoke as fires rage across parts of the rainforest, imperilling the so-called "lungs of the planet" and the vast array of life to which it is home. Visible from outer space, the fires have prompted international alarm, calls for action and much finger-pointing over what, or who, is responsible for the burning. Since taking office in January, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, in particular, has come under intense scrutiny for his controversial role in the fires.
Join us in a panel conversation to answer the question about the crisis and analyse the actions and impact of what happened in the Amazon and the man supposedly behind it.
We are honoured to be joined by a group of speakers,
Jacob Blanc, a historian in Latin American history with focus in Brazil, rural studies, human rights, environmental history and social memory.
Maria Soledad Garcia Ferrari, a Senior Lecturer at Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Professionally qualified in Architecture and Urbanism in Uruguay, her research focuses on current processes of urban development and regeneration in Europe and Latin America.
Gabi Nogueira, a Brazilian researcher and journalist based in Edinburgh .
Hope to see you there!