Brazil / December 2018-February 2019
Future of Water in Brasilia – Future of Chapada dos Veadeiros
Politics of Nature was invited to present the game at Universidade de Brasília, Centro de Desenvolvimento Sustentável and conduct a gaming workshop afterwards. Further Politics of Nature was invited to present the findings at the international short film festival Curta Brasilia to build bridge between academia and movie makers, ultimately seeking collaborations that could lead to virtual reality experiences.
In January 2019 we
by Denise Augustinho, researcher Universidade de Brasilia
(takeouts from published article)
it is imperative that we think of the territory, the water bodies that sustain us and the social bodies as beings in time, beings with becoming. Today we estimate that we have water availability, that Corumbá IV would supply Brasilia with water for the next 100 years (as Roriz’s electoral propaganda called out). But like all beings, the water bodies perish and make it more or less fast according to the life they have.
What we usually call “Nature”, in fact, is not given; it is not a natural resource that is available. The fungal network is doing a great negotiation with the tree roots, which in turn negotiate with the groundwater and the flying rivers at the same time; the fire in the Cerrado does a strong diplomacy with the seeds. Do not deceive ourselves, they are doing a heavy politics.
A warm and special thanks to Ana Arruda, Denise Augustinho, Abner Calixter, Deborah Dodd Marcedo, Maria Silva, Ana Cristina & Paulo, Renato Perotto, Marcelo C. De Souza and blessings to all the participants that has given PoN its own afterlife in Brazil.