Forest as a Geopolitical Stage

Satu Herrala (Curator)

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The public event Forest as a Geopolitical Stage gathers together forest guardians, researchers, artists, and other stakeholders to think about – and to think with – forests, as well as to discuss forestry and its impacts. The event identifies traces of intensive and extractivist forest management in Uruguay, Brazil, Finland and Sápmi, and calls for the forestry corporations to take responsibility for environments and local communities in a world rapidly altered by climate change and loss of biodiversity. Forest as a Geopolitical Stage asks how different practices and ways of knowing, such as indigenous and ancestral knowledges, scientific research, art and activism could together contribute to the ecological and just transition of the forest sector. The 3-day event consists of talks, discussions, performances, a screening and a workshop in Stansvik forest, which is under threat of being logged. The talks and discussions are conducted in several languages: Finnish, English, Spanish and Portuguese. Spanish and Portuguese will be translated into English.

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHelsinki, Finland
Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2024
MoE publication typeF2 Partial implementation of a work of art or performance
EventForest as a Geopolitical Stage - Kansallisteatteri, Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 8 Mar 202410 Mar 2024

Field of art

  • Contemporary art
  • Performance


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