Art Climate Transition
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Creative Europe Programme
of the European Union

Maria Lucia Cruz Correia




Correia’s cross-sectoral and hybrid practice speaks to her deep engagement with the ecological crises and climate emergency. She reacts to the environmental conflicts of our times by bringing audiences and communities into participatory laboratories that connect the artistic with the voices of scientists, activists and lawyers in long term investigation processes.

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Maria Lucia Cruz Correia, photo by Marco Berardi Maria Lucia Cruz Correia, photo by Marco Berardi
“Her practice has been, at the same time, disruptive and caring, uncompromising and utopian, while nurturing a genuine collectivism, solidarity and compassion in facing challenges of contemporary environmental order.” Nina Vurdelja

Correia’s visual installations, performances and participatory laboratories express a sense of cosmopolitics, advocacy and kinship with and for humans and the more-than-human-world. Most of her projects are resilient tools to propose utopian public services as alternatives for the current capitalistic system. As a designer, Correia proposes temporary utopian services as restorative labs to repair the impact of the anthropocene, extractivism, and climate emergency. As tools, her work is informed by practices of systemic constellation, restorative justice, activism, holism in science and reclaiming tradition.

From 2013 to 2019, Correia’s work was supported as trajectory artistic Vooruit kunstencentrum, where she developed “1 Place and 11400 Seconds”, “Urban Action Clinic”, “Common Dreams:Flotation School” and “Voice of nature: the trial”. In 2017 she received the Roel Verniers Prijs at the Theaterfestival with her first theater piece Voice of nature: the trial. In 2019, her new project KINSTITUTE was shortlisted for COAL prize. Her work has been supported by Imagine 2020, and currently she is part of networks such as Displacementjourneys (SW), Be Part (EU) Green Art Lab Alliance and TerraBatida ( PT). In 2020 she started a trajectory as an artist with Wpzimmer(BE).

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