Playing with Wildfires

Playing with Wildfires

ARC Public; ARC at 1
Date: Thursday 01 June 2023 - Saturday 10 June 2023
Time: 09:00
Venue: University of Glasgow, Advanced Research Centre (ARC), 11 Chapel Lane, Glasgow, G11 6EW
Category: Exhibitions

Playing with wildfires is a video and photography exhibition that animates lived experiences of wildfire in Bolivia. It stems from an international research collaboration utilising Augusto Boal’s celebrated models of the Theatre of the Oppressed and Forum Theatre to generate community-based dialogue and response to complex conflicts sparked by wildfires in Bolivia’s Chiquitania. This region is home to one of the largest dry forests in the world and is inhabited by a diverse mix of indigenous, peasant, Mennonite, migrant and urban communities. In recent years, this human and ecological landscape has been increasingly scarred by extreme fires.

Featuring photographs and documentary film, the exhibition is suitable for the general public as well as for individuals with specific interest in social and ecological challenges, Theatre of the Oppressed, climate change and Latin America. Produced in collaboration with universities Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle and NGO Ciudadania Bolivia.

Free, no booking required

Opening Hours
Thurs 1st: 9am-7.45pm
Fri 2nd: 9am-5.45pm
Sat 3rd: 9.30am-5.15pm
Sun 4th: 10am-3.45pm
Mon 5th: 9am-7.45pm
Tues 6th: 9am-7.45pm
Wed 7th: 9am - 5.45pm
Thurs 8th: 9am - 5.45pm
Fri 9th: 9am-5.45pm
Sat 10th: 10am-3.45pm


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