On 20 September 2019, as climate activists launch the largest climate strike in history, we are making books with activist publishing collective Catapoesia from Minas Gerais state in Brazil. The event wraps up the London Cartonera Book Festival, a celebration of grassroots publishers from Latin America who make books from recycled cardboard (cartón in Spanish). This synchronicity – the end of the Cartonera Festival, the beginning of the climate strike – is serendipitous but significant. Today’s workshop, Cartoneras for Environment and Education, asks how precarious communities living in degraded ...


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