Anabela Carvalho presented “Youth activism on climate change: analysing visions on politics and social transformation” during the 9th European Communication Conference that took place in Aarhus, Denmark on 19-22 October. Anabela Carvalho discussed the socio-environmental visions of young climate activist groups, and the visions of democracy that are being constructed, specifically by Climáximo, Greve Climática Estudantil and LIDERA a Década do Clima.
On October 13 Daniela Ferreira da Silva presented at the IX Doctoral Conferences of CECS at the University of Minho in Braga. The work presented is part of her PhD doctoral studies exploring the “Evocation of science by climate activists: a gap in knowledge”. The researcher discussed the process that has led to identifying a gap in scientific literature and how she will address it by critically looking at the ways in which young climate activists evoke the field of science in their communication.
On October 11 Daniela Ferreira da Silva presented at the Digital Activisms in Dialogue Seminar, which took place at CICSNOVA in Lisbon, the work explored the “Uses of digital platforms in communication on climate change – a look at the youth climate movement in Portugal”. At this meeting, the researcher had the opportunity to discuss the diversity of uses and communication strategies on digital platforms by Portuguese youth activists, in particular by the Student Climate Strike and Extinction Rebellion (which appeared between 2018/2019), as well as by two national initiatives, Climaximo (the oldest group, 2015) and Lidera a Década do Clima (2020).
On 23 September, Maria Fernandes-Jesus, with the collaboration of Carla Malafaia, gave a presentation on “Youth voices for climate justice: activists articulating and envisioning futures” during the International Conference of Community Psychology in Naples, which took place from 21 to 24 September 2022. This presentation was integrated in the symposium “Promoting social justice engagement between powers and privileges”.
Dora Rebelo also helped to facilitate a collaborative workshop during this conference entitled “Community Psychology and Migrant Justice” where scholars discussed the social complexity associated with migratory injustices.
On July 7, Maria Fernandes-Jesus made a presentation on “Youth climate movement in Portugal: political imaginaries in youth-led groups” during the 27th Conference of the International Association of People-Environment Studies (IAPS), organised by Iscte-iul and that this year happened online.
Anabela Carvalho was also an invited keynote speaker of the conference discussing “Climate policies and practices: critical discourse studies perspectives”.
Several members of the JustFutures team recently presented their work at the 28th International Conference of Europeanists, which took place from June 29 to July 1 at Iscte-iul in Lisbon.
Anabela Carvalho made a presentation on “Political Positioning of Youth-Leaded Climate Change Activist Groups and Organizations in Portugal” with the collaboration of several team members.
Maria Fernandes-Jesus also participated in a roundtable to discuss “The urban environment of democracy”. Her intervention focused particularly on the urban challenges for climate justice and social movements in the city of Lisbon.
More information about the conference here.
Anabela Carvalho presented, as a guest speaker, a communication on ‘Research and climate policies in Portugal’ at the conference “Science and Culture: 50 years after the Stockholm conference” organised by the Lisbon Academy of Sciences from 6 to 7 June.
On May 12, 2022, Anabela Carvalho participated in the 10th Science Communication Congress SciComPt with a presentation on “Science(s) in Climate Activism’ with the collaboration of our new team member, Daniela Ferreira da Silva. The congress took place from 11 to 14 May 2022 at Parque Ciência e Tecnologia de São Miguel, Azores.
Anabela Carvalho participated, as a guest speaker, in the session ‘We are all agents of change’ organised by the Centre of Medical Students of the University of Minho (NEMUM) within the scope of EcoWeek, via Zoom.
Anabela Carvalho discussed issues about ‘Universities and the ecological crisis’ as a guest speaker in a roundtable organised by Rede para o Decrescimento in partnership with Rede BLX Bibliotecas de Lisboa, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the book ‘The Limits to Growth ‘. This event was part of the cycle Crescer até Rebentar?.