Closed: LABVERDE Amazon Rainforest

Applications now closed

Man crouching down in the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil surrounded by trees
photo credit: Lucila Mantovani
photo credit: Lucila Mantovani

RESIDENCY: July 2017

About AER:

The Art for the Environment International Artist Residency Programme (AER) was launched in 2015 by UAL Research Centre for Sustainable Fashion and UAL Chair of Art and the Environment Professor Lucy Orta. AER provides UAL graduates with the exceptional opportunity to apply for a 2 to 4-week residency at one of our internationally renowned host institutions, to explore concerns that define the 21st century - biodiversity, environmental sustainability, social economy, and human rights.

AER 2017 Residency at LABVERDE:

LABVERDE is designed for artists and creators who are eager to reflect on nature and landscape. The programme will promote an intensive experience in the Amazon rainforest aiming to explore the connection between science, art and the natural environment.

The LABVERDE program is a 10-days Art Immersion Program in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest for art, nature and science lovers.

The core of the artistic research will be based on issues related to the Amazon environment as well as its importance for the planet's ecological balance. The opportunity to develop innovative studies in the cultural field will be mediated by a high qualified team of specialists within the fields of arts, humanities, biology, ecology and natural science.

Experimentation and knowledge will be the tools used to inspire artistic working processes and contextualize discourses. By appropriating nature, participants are expected to promote aesthetic and poetic expressions that boost a conscious relation between humankind and nature.

The journey will take place in 2 different locations enabling a diverse scale and perspective of the amazon rainforest. Participants will be lodged at the boat and at the scientific headquarters of Adolpho Ducke Reserve administrated by The National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA).

LABVERDE website

Successful Applicant Announced:

Naomi Cooper-Bailey - current PhD Research Student at London College of Fashion and has been selected for this year’s AER 2017 Residency at LABVERDE in the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil during July 2017.

Read the announcement on the PG Community Blog

Read the reports from previous AER Residencies:

AER Residency Reports on the PG Community Blog