People’s Palace Projects and two Kuikuro artists at UN Climate Conference in Glasgow

Glasgow, 1-12 November 2021 – People’s Palace Projects team are in Glasgow in November with two indigenous artists for a series of events.  Filmmaker Takumã Kuikuro and Yamalui Kuikuro have travelled from the Xingu Indigenous Territories in the Brazilian Amazon basin to join the climate emergency conference, raising awareness to their fight to save the forest and rivers and holding leaders accountable for the lack of actions to save the planet. Please check the full programme of events that People’s Palace Projects is participating online and in Glasgow.

Tuesday, 2 November, online, 5pm – Indigenous Narratives Reshaping Tomorrow

Moderator: Graci Guarani (Brazil). Panel: Gabriel Kozlowski (US/Brazil), Olinda Silvano (Peru), Christian Bendayán  (Peru), and Aislan Pankararu(Brazil). Live on PPP’s YouTube channel (live translations in English, Portuguese, and Spanish):

Tuesday 2 November, Glasgow, Centre of Contemporary Arts (CCA), 7-10pm – What Does it mean to Belong?

A conversation with Takumã Kuikuro and Simon McBurney (Complicité), moderated by Paul Heritage. Tickets (free):

Friday 5 November, Glasgow, The Landing Hub, 1-10pm – Xingu Indigenous Occupation

A day of films, debates, music and language workshops with Takumã, Yamalui Kuikuro and PPP team (Free):

  • 2.30-3.15: Kuikuro language workshop with Yamalui Kuikuro
  • 3.15-5pm: Screening of Takumã Kuikuro’s films
  • 5-5:30pm: Takumã Kuikuro and Paul Heritage in conversation
  • 6:00–7pm: Creative Climate Connections between indigenous activists and youth in the UK. Moderator: Paul Heritage (PPP/QMUL). Panel: Takumã KuikuroPiratá Waurá (Brazil), Catherine Paskell (Dirty Protest, Wales),Catriona Fallow (Glasgow, UK)
  • 7:30-10pm:Sacred music from Brazil with Nightwave and Georgina Penstkar

Saturday 6 November, Glasgow, 12pm – Global Day for Climate Justice Demonstration

Takumã and Yamalui Kuikuro join in this historical march in Glasgow. (Free):

Monday 8 November, online, The Resilience Hub, 7am – Indigenous Knowledge for Climate Resilience

With keynote contributions from representatives of Indigenous communities from across the globe, this event will draw on real world examples to explore two critical facets of Indigenous Peoples’ experience and practice: the growing impact that climate change has on Indigenous communities and their livelihood; and the often overlooked role of Indigenous knowledge and traditional practices as a resource for addressing climate change and increasing climate resilience. The issues will be brought to life by hard-hitting short films interspersed with interactive discussions featuring researchers and practitioners working closely with Indigenous communities to address these challenges. Speakers: Paul Heritage, Takumã Kuikuro, Yamalui Kuikuro, Rosana Lewis (British Council), Krystyna Swiderska (IIED). You must pre-register (free):

10 November, Glasgow and online, NYT Climate Hub, 6-9pm –  Raising the Roof – Voices for the Amazon

Screening of OCA RED video-installation and talk with Takumã Kuikuro. Register to watch the event online



22 October- 4 November – 1st Indigenous Film Festival UK, ICA, London – dates extended!

12 films by indigenous filmmakers from Brazil. Curated by Takumã Kuikuro and Christian Fischgold (The University of Manchester)


Vídeo | Teaser OCA RED – 17a Bienal de Arquitetura de Veneza



Until 21 November: Venice Biennale, OCA RED, The Nature of Living Together with A Casa Gringo Cardia

OCA RED video installation by Takumã Kuikuro, Gringo Cardia and Paul Heritage.

1-12 November, Glasgow Science Centre – Natural Future Museums, Reimagining Museum for Climate Action


Vídeo | Natural Future Museums – installation by Takumã Kuikuro and Thiago Jesus.