Article In the Forest Ruins by Paulo Tavares, published in the e-flux magazine

Sculpted landscapes of raised fields cover the savannahs of the French Guiana coast, northern Amazonia. Image courtesy: Stéphen Rostain

The article by Paulo Tavares published in the e-flux magazine presents the idea that the presence of Amerindian societies in the Amazon region has a degree of complexity so high that the jungle can be thought of as a huge "city", full of vestiges or "ruins" of that presence. He also presents a conception of the forest as a cosmopolis, implying that all the entities that inhabit it – rivers, trees, jaguars, peoples – are "citizens", to whom it is even up to grant rights. Read here.

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