Latin American Eco-Cinema

A mini-festival of contemporary eco-activist film and video from Latin America, featuring Q & A sessions and discussion.

21 September 2021. Bloomsbury Studio, 15 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AH

Environmental justice movements in Latin America have been subject to disproportionate violence and persecution by the State and international corporations, with the region being heavily affected by extractivism, deforestation, industrial pollution, and global warming. However, during the past few years there have been some signs of progress too, leading to the rights of nature being enshrined in some constitutions. How is the filmic culture of the region responding to and engaging with these struggles? How are environmental activists using film and visual forms in the service of their goals? What new narratives of environmental activism and opposition to extractivism are emerging through film and video? What aesthetic and artistic languages are developing in response to activist agendas and concerns? 

Ginkgo Prize 2020 Shortlist

The Gingko Prize for Eco-Poetry is awarded on Wednesday, May 19 at 5 pm, when Poetry School live-streamed the Ginkgo Prize Ceremony 2020 from Richmond Park, with judge Simon Armitage, the UK Poet Laureate. The Ginkgo Prize 2020 Shortlist: Daniel Fraser, Jane Lovell, Emily Groves, Sue Kindon, Nicola Healey. Jane Lovell is the winner of the 2021 prize.

Dogs are good for us, and for our cities

As dogs inhabit the same environments as their owners, and as cities grow and change, a study from the University of Sydney finds it is important that cities are planned to accommodate dog ownership.

World-leading expert on dogs and transport and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Sydney School of Architecture Design and Planning Dr Jennifer Kent investigates in Australian cities experiencing an increase in apartment living, whether dogs are being left behind.

Of foxes and men

Animal Loci ‘a journal of images in places’ shares Alžběta Kovandová’s thoughts on the urban fox.

Sharing the fabric of our cities with wild animals is the norm. As long as they do not encroach upon the boundaries of the domestic wall, the space in which we live is also that of birds, mice, insects and other species. In London, urban foxes are the most iconic yet fragile manifestation of this inevitable coexistence.