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Nature & Health Talks: Designing for Health in the Informal Amphibious Community, Iquitos with Leann Andrews, ND, PhD & Coco Alarcón, PhD Student
WhenWednesday, Jan 29, 2020, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Campus locationAnderson Hall (AND)
Campus room22
Event typesAcademics, Lectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsNature & Health, EarthLab
Target AudienceGraduate Student, Faculty
Description

Abstract:  Peru has significantly increased mining and oil extraction in the last decade, degrading Amazon Rainforest ecosystems and indigenous livelihoods, interrupting local to global climate regulation, and resulting in rapid jungle-to-city migration with ultimately 90,000+ people living in informal "amphibious" communities floating in the floodplain borders of the jungle city. These indigenous migrants struggle adapting from nature rich lifestyles to the harsh urban slums, manifesting in a multitude of physical, mental, social and environmental health issues. Leann Andrews and Coco Alarcón will discuss InterACTION Labs: Iquitos, a transdisciplinary action research program that fuses scientific, indigenous and professional knowledge to design landscape architecture interventions with an informal amphibious community in Iquitos, Peru. They will share preliminary human and ecological health impacts of the designs, and discuss implications to One Health, Planetary Health, diseases of poverty, climate change resilience, generational amnesia, and global environmental justice.

Note: this was rescheduled from January 15, 2020

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