From the 15th of October, until the 10th of November, a photographic exhibition entitled Phenomena…About Climate Change will be on display at Teatro Académico de Gil Vicente (TAGV). The traveling exhibition showing various dimensions of climate change was inaugurated in Évora in 2019 and is now being brought to Coimbra, by Daniela Rodrigues (CIAS, Universidade de Coimbra) and Janine Pereira da Silva (CBMA, Universidade do Minho) with the support of the Department of Life Sciences of the University of Coimbra, the Center for Research in Anthropology and Coimbra (CIAS- UC), the Anthropology Research Network Center (CRIA-UC) and the Functional Ecology Center (CFE-UC).
Phenomena is the result of a photography competition organized by the ecoVerney movement (Universidade de Évora) in collaboration and with the support of several public and private entities. Of the 200 images submitted by amateur and professional photographers, 30 were selected to be part of the exhibition, representing various dimensions and perspectives that, directly or metaphorically, illustrate the current challenge of climate change. This initiative aims to challenge the community to focus attention on environmental changes in Portugal through photography, bringing a dimension that goes beyond what science explanations are.
The exhibition is a way of honoring Professor João Corte-Real of the University of Évora, the first Portuguese climatologist and researcher of great national and international relevance, who died in 2018. The scientific community is unanimous in stating that the impact of climate change puts it at risk life on Earth and that it is urgent to understand and think about integrated and inclusive solutions to these challenges. Proof of this is the recent opening of the Master’s Degree in Anthropology, Globalization and Climate Change at the Department of Life Sciences of the University of Coimbra.
Local café TAGV
curadoria Maria do mar, Janine da Silva, Mariana Valente, Maria Ilhéu
co-organização Departamento de Ciências da Vida, Centro de Investigação em Antropologia e Saúde, Centro de Ecologia Funcional, Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia da Universidade de Coimbra
ecoVerney Universidade de Évora, Câmara Municipal de Évora, Direção Regional de Cultura do Alentejo
apoio Teatro Académico de Gil Vicente, Comunidade Intermunicipal do Alentejo Central, Gesamb – Gestão Ambiental e de Resíduos, Instituto Português de Fotografia, Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Alentejo