Dr. Paulo Tavares is an architect and urbanist based in Quito and São Paulo. Grounded in research-based methodologies and a commitment to field work, his work traces a cartography of the relations between environmental and political conflict in Amazonia. Dr. Tavares will argue that global climate change is the product of the violence of colonialism against both peoples and environments, societies and territories, rather than the unintended casualty of growth, development or progress.