Hay Festival Querétaro 2022 – Nature & Environment

We invite you to browse the programme of the seventh edition of the Hay Festival Queretaro, to be celebrated from 1-4 of September 2022. This year, we return with in person activities in the Hay Joven, Hay Festivalito, and Hay Delegaciones sections, and for the first time we present talks in the municipalities of Bernal, Corregidora, and Tequisquiapan.
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Event 7

Marta Peirano in conversation with Olivia Zerón

Teatro de la Ciudad
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Marta Peirano (Spain) is a journalist and researcher who specialises in the relations between power and technology. Her work is known for its critical and analytical insights, investigating the dangers of concentrated power structures and addictive digital dynamics, and has received international recognition. Her latest book is Contra el futuro, resistencia ciudadana contra el feudalismo climático. According to her, there are solutions to climate change within our reach and her book sets out some strategies for citizen action in order to counter the acceleration of climate feudalism and disaster capitalism; a new anti-apocalyptic approach that builds hope for the future. In conversation with Olivia Zerón.

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Event 12

Patricia Dávila Aranda and Tiziana Ulian in conversation with Cecilia Barría

Imagine Climate Emergency. The power of trees

Cineteca Rosalío Solano - Escenario Gales / Llwyfan Cymru
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Mexico is currently one of ten priority countries for the Kew Science botanical organization. The Kew Royal Botanic Gardens (United Kingdom) has focussed its efforts in tree planting, following the principles of reforestation set down in the Right Tree, Right Place guide. In 2021, Kew published 10 Golden Rules for Restoring Forests, which has been welcomed and praised around the world. This project has been supported by P&G’s Herbal Essences brand in order to help small farmers recover and reforest degraded areas with native trees, increasing biodiversity and conserving important and vulnerable ecosystems, such as tropical montane cloud forest and the pine and oak woods of Veracruz. At this event, our expert guests will talk about the power of trees and the importance of creating healthy relationships with nature. Patricia Dávila Aranda, Secretary of Institutional Development at UNAM, and Tiziana Ulian, a Senior Researcher and expert in sustainability at Kew, will talk to Cecilia Barría.

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Event 49

Alicia Lemus in conversation with Elvira Liceaga

Imagine climate emergency: Women of fire

Patio de la Delegación del Centro Histórico
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The story of resistance of a community led by women, as an example of union and strategic action to protect the natural resources and way of life of the people of Cherán, in Michoacán (Mexico). This inspiring case has become a podcast. With Alicia Lemus (Mexico), one of the “women of fire” and a central figure in the events, in conversation with Elvira Liceaga (Mexico), co-writer, co-producer and co-director of the podcast together with Ricardo Giraldo (Mexico).

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