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Brazil: Footprint 0.0

Mulambo artwork

A week-long online festival that explores Brazil's specific perspective on the global mobilisation against climate inequalities, in the context of the UN’s upcoming COP26 conference.

Curated by Francesca Laura Cavallo for the Centre for Indigenous and Settler Colonial Studies at the University of Kent in partnership with the Barbican Centre, the programme consists of multiple events, film screenings and will culminate in an online panel discussion.

Responding to our newly opened Claudia Andujar: The Yanomami Struggle exhibition, the programme brings together artists, curators and academics to discuss how art addresses questions that go beyond technocratic approaches to climate change: symbiosis, interdependence and the resilience of Indigenous knowledge. 


In November 2021, the UN Convention for Climate Change is set to meet to make firm political commitments to a carbon-free future. Brazil, whose current president is a climate change denier, is in a pivotal yet precarious position. As Indigenous communities are already suffering the effects of climate change, artists and art institutions are actively trying to educate the world about how individual actions can support their struggle. Brazil Footprint 0.0 forms part of this collective mobilisation to re-focus climate conversations on those already experiencing its impacts.