FIELDS OF PREPOSITIONS [Sesc Ipiranga], São Paulo, 2016 +info

/Posted by: João Simões

Fields of Prepositions – Sesc Ipiranga, conceived BY O grupo inteiro, is a reflection ON forms of communal living – both as coming together and clashing – considered FROM the perspective of Sesc Ipiranga’s communal areas. The project multiplies different fields OF relations BETWEEN things, people, places and narratives. It connects events BETWEEN current local dimensions of the Ipiranga neighbourhood, the monument at the site of Brazil’s proclamation of Independence, in 1822, and across-the-board policies in Brazil over the last few years. Fields of Prepositions takes place over time and space through installations, performances, meetings, diagrams, publications and an online platform. Artist-academics FROM Central Saint Martins University of the Arts, London, as well as other guest artists, will take part in the project, in tune with the modus operandi Sesc has been developing for over 30 years: its histories, its outlook on the plural, its ability to reinvent itself and fit so completely, and yet so distinctly, into the city.

METACOZINHA [Casa do Povo], 2015 +info

/Posted by: João Simões

Metacozinha results of ideas and desires that have emergedcollectively – a space for rest, a place of gathering and meeting,a support of objects, a display for magazines, a flexiblestructure, an object that reveals itself and hides itself.Art, architecture and design played the role ofchoreographers in this action, in charge of translatingpossibilities into a concrete proposal: a furniture designed forthe kitchen, but that could be taken to other spaces of Casado Povo, a piece of furniture that serves for practical uses, butan also turn into a backdrop; after all, a structure designed torelate to people that uses the space, a structure with whichbodies can interact in different ways:Sit, crouch, touch, support, lie down … and feel differentmaterials and textures: wood, steel, marble, cotton.

CONTRACONDUTAS [Guarulhos e São Paulo], 2016-2017 +info

/Posted by: João Simões
Developed within the scope of Escola da Cidade’s Technical Council and conceived by an interdisciplinary team of professionals

The Contracondutas project seeks—with various political-pedagogical actions—to respond to part of the questions brought into the open by formal inspection and situations registered on the spot related to slavery at a large construction site in Guarulhos—Terminal 3 of the International Airport.That being so, the Ministério Público do Trabalho [Public Ministry of Labor] of Guarulhos, allocated part of the monies of the Term of Adjustment of Conduct (TAC), imposed on a large construction company, to the Escola da Cidade Association, for the elaboration of a project that would problematize and impact the public debate on major infrastructure projects, migration and slave-like work in contemporaneity. The project operates as a device that intersects several of Escola da Cidade’s didactic-pedagogical activities—such as the Culture and Contemporary Reality Seminar, the program of Practical Training in Scientific and Experimental Research, the regular Means of Expression discipline that deals with the relations between Art and Architecture, and the Vertical Studio—, while also incorporating and stimulating academic, journalistic and artistic inquiries, launching public debate on the theme, as well as its repercussions on the city, social relations, territorial occupation, migratory flows, public policies and cultural productions. Among such actions, interventions of public interest were envisaged as an effective way to involve other agents in the debates and proposals for action.

MANO FATO MANO [Centro Cultural São Paulo], 2014-2015 +info

/Posted by: João Simões

Mano Fato Mano establishes a space of reflex and reflection, enabled and activated by drawings and actions that inform the daily lives in cities and, specifically, in São Paulo. These are drawings that activate and record powerful actions. Drawings that reveal, create displacements, and bring the power of the action of realization to the graphical universe. They operate as tools of empowerment, manipulation, accessibility, conflict, manifestation, expression, communication.