From Amazon to Africa: Celebrating 30 years of The Gaia Foundation
For 30 years The Gaia Foundation, has worked with indigenous communities to protect their rainforest homes, restore agri-cultural diversity and revive traditional knowledge. Now, this exhibition will offer a colourful insight into a remarkable journey.
For 30 years Gaia has been a home for some of the world’s most prominent change-makers, and played a central role in the growing movements for environmental, social and climate justice.
From Nobel Peace Prize winner Professor Wangari Maathai, who spearheaded the planting of millions of trees across Kenya, to Jose Lutzenberger, who became known as the “father of the Brazilian environmentalist movement”, a global array of visionaries and community activists have been welcomed to Gaia’s headquarters in Hampstead.
In a story spanning three decades and almost every continent, The Gaia Foundation has worked with indigenous and local communities to protect their rainforests homes, restore agri-cultural diversity and revive traditional knowledge – supporting those who defend life on Earth. From the Colombian Amazon to the Savannas of East Africa, Gaia’s story is one of revival and justice, planet and people.
Now, through film, photography and ethnographic artifacts, this exhibition will offer a colourful insight into a remarkable journey.
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