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