FTA Playground

EVENT CANCELLED / The Forest as a Space of Resistance

Philippe Néméh-Nombré + Paule Mackrous aka Pattie O’Green +
Kama La Mackerel + Valérie Lefebvre-Faucher

While studying liberation practices, sociologist and writer Philippe Néméh-Nombré first considered the forest as a space of reinvention and resilience. Paule Mackrous (aka Pattie O’Green), a forester, art historian, and ecofeminist author, works to deconstruct our relationships with the forest, inviting us to establish new connections with nature and trees. The pair will discuss these living archives of resistance and their immense potential.

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About the artists

© Hamza Abouelouafaa

Philippe Néméh-Nombré (Montreal)

Philippe Néméh-Nombré is an assistant professor at the Saint-Paul University Élisabeth Bruyère School of Social Innovation.

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Paule Mackrous aka Pattie O’Green (Montreal)

Paule Mackrous, aka Pattie O’Green, is an art historian, horticulturist-arboriculturist, urban forester, and yogini.

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Kama La Mackerel (Montreal)

Kama La Mackerel is a Mauritian-Canadian multilingual writer, visual artist, performer, educator and literary translator who believes in love, justice and self and collective empowerment.

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Valérie Lefebvre-Faucher (Montreal)

Valérie Lefebvre-Faucher is a writer and editor. She has worked at Écosociété and the Éditions du Remue-ménage and is currently editor-in-chief of La Liberté.

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