“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will ensure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”
– Rachel Carson – Silent Spring
Valéria has always wandered between transdiciplinary pieces of knowledge. She studied a few years of biology, before graduating in Psychology and has been working in documentaries for almost 20 years, always very much aware of mankind’s relation to nature, its changes across time and the consequences of that.
In 2013, Valéria volunteered at an ecovillage in Brazil and then in Conservation NGO in the Canary Islands in 2000. Over the past 4 to 5 years, she has been seeking to delve deeper into sustainability and regeneration subjects such as permaculture, agroforestry and water regeneration processes; as well as building trust in groups and traditional communities ‘cultural resilience’. She also has a very strong interest in new tech solutions for sea decontamination.
Teaching language: Portuguese, English
“The Cerrado: Possible Futures” (2014 – Global Environmental Challenges Final Essay, UoE); “Merging academic and traditional knowledge to create sustainable and healthy territories” (2016 – Analysing Development Final Report, UoE) “How do Brazilian land and agrarian policies position the country in to national development and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals” (2016 – Global Development Challenges Final Essay, UoE);