Manifesta Art and Culture
LABVERDE was created to strengthen the limits of art through a broad array of experiences, knowledge sets and cultural perspectives involving art, science and nature. The program main goal is to promote artistic creation through a constructive debate about environmental issues generated by both theory and life experiences in the Amazon rainforest. The program was developed in association with Manifesta Art and Culture and the National Institute for Amazonian Research. Designed by a multidisciplinary team of highly qualified specialists in arts, humanities, biology, ecology and natural science, LABVERDE aims to allow a deep understanding of the Amazon region and to promote collaborative and innovative art processes.
Exploring the Amazon rainforest, discovering the richness of its biodiversity and understanding its importance for the planet's ecological balance will foster an analytical and critical perspective of issues such as landscape interpretation, nature representation, and the role of art in engaging social-ecological behavior.
Ten days sharing knowledge and practices in an intensive schedule of seminars, workshops, presentations, forest guided tours and boat trips will enhance participants’ creativity, having nature as a common ground. The program main goal is to allow the comprehension of one of the main natural areas of the planet in order to stimulate poetic and aesthetic experience and discourses, involving arts, humanities, biology, ecology and natural science:
- Identify natural environmental problems and solutions within a local and global scale
- Acknowledge the reality of the Amazon and link it with other scenarios and landscapes
- Improve artistic projects and build the mind map of creative process
- Connect with professionals from different areas and countries
- Reflect on the role of art in influencing ecological behavior
- Participate in the LABVERDE 2nd edition catalogue
Participate in an intensive schedule of expeditions, seminars, workshops, and meetings, also participate in LABVERDE 3rd edition catalogue.
The team will be installed in two main headquarters with simple, share, comfortable and clean accommodation, aimed at the scientist and research international community. Hosting infrastructure is equipped with laboratory, auditorium and walking trails.
Adolpho Ducke Forest Reserve: primary forest area, managed for scientific research purposes, with over ten thousands hectares of rainforest with hosting infrastructure, laboratory, auditorium and walking trails in the forest.
Floating Experimental Station: Boat equipped with infrastructure for research and access to coastal communities and aquatic ecosystems.