Thiago Jesus, GCLP 2018
Thiago Jesus is a Brazilian creative producer and researcher based in London. He works at Julie’s Bicycle as a project manager of the Creative and Climate Leadership programme and is the head of Indigenous Exchange and Climate Action at People’s Palace Projects. Since 2014, Thiago has been working closely with Indigenous peoples from the Xingu Territory—in the Brazilian Amazon’s ‘arc of deforestation’—leading an exchange programme for the preservation of cultural practices as a critical factor in safeguarding these communities from the climate crisis.
Thiago is doing AHRC-funded doctoral research at Queen Mary University of London in partnership with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Portugal and Inhotim Institute in Brazil. The study investigates how arts organisations approach climate change and respond to environmental issues. Thiago holds a MA in Visual Culture (University of Westminster) and a BA in Media and Communications (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).