2019 Edition

2019 Edition

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Daniel Caballero: Bixiga is Cerrado, Too
13.09.2019
A conversation with Daniel Caballero about the process of artistically recreating the cerrado biome in the city of São Paulo through his project “Infinite Cerrado.” The Portuguese and Spanish colonization of South America, the strategic occupation of São Paulo’s “Campos de Piratininga,” and the current extinction of the biome in the city.
Daniel Caballero
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Sonic Landscape: Canto do Itororó
13.09.2019
Itororó, “noisy river,” or “small waterfall” in the Tupi Guarani language. A recording of the river’s song, a small outlet of clean water emerging from one of the springs of the Itororó river in the garden of the Vila Itororó.
Canto itororo
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Marta Argel: Birds of Bixiga
12.09.2019
A conversation with biologist Marta Argel about a recent outing in Bixiga, spanning from Dom Orione Square to Una Square, along with the ecological territories along the basin of the Saracura river. A mapping of birds, enabling a new perception of the city, and a coexistence of birds, plants humans in the neighborhood.
Aves do Bixiga
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Mapping Bird Species at the Vila Itororó
12.09.2019
An outing with biologist Marta Argel in the Vila Itororó’s garden. A conversation about the forms of life of birds, their songs and forms of communication. Throughout the conversation, birds appear, interacting with other sounds of the garden.
Mapeamento Aves Vila Itororo
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Instituto Bixiga: Youth Culture in Bixiga
11.09.2019
An ethnographic narration of sociologist Florestan Fernandes’s research on youth culture in the neighborhood of Bixiga, starting in 1940. Includes discussion of repression and violence against children as manifested by the “culture of labor,” childrens’ strategies of autonomy, horizontality, and social pacts made by the children themselves through their songs and jokes.
Instituto Bixiga
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São Paulo International Architectural Biennial and Piseagrama: a Conversation on the Anthroposcene
11.09.2019
A conversation with Cafira Zoé, Jerá Guarani, Renzo Taddei, and Thiago Benucci about the possibilities and dilemmas of architecture and cities with regard to the current climactic crisis, geoengineering, the Amazon, amerindian cosmologies and the future as a project in the era of the Anthropocene.
Debate Antropoceno
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Priscilla Caires: Saracura Meditation
10.09.2019
A guided meditation with the Saracura power animal as a totem. Priscilla Caires, therapist, and composer Flaus Moreno, grant us access to the curative power of the Saracura through an exercise of the imagination and animist connection.
Meditaçao Caires
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Priscilla Caires: the Saracura and Power Animals
10.09.2019
A conversation about the ancestral technology of Power Animals with therapist Priscilla Caires: their historical context, their potential futures and applications in the lives of humans, today. Includes a detailed discussion on the attributes of the mysterious Saracura, a bird species.
Priscilla Caires
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Workshop: Garden Cure
08.09.2019
A meeting and conversation about herbs and spices with different people. A circle of people surrounded by the plant world. At the end of the meeting, a planting of different herbs and spices takes place, creating a garden at the Vila Itororo.
Jardim de Cura
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Tekoa Itakupe: a Jaraguá Guarani Indigenous Village
06.09.2019
A visit to the lake at Itakupe village. Water as understood from an indigenous perspective, as an ubiquitous element, primordial and ancestral, and its relationship to plants and territories.
Acampamento Jaragua Guarani
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3rd March of Indigenous Women in Sao Paulo
05.09.2019
A meeting of indigenous women from different parts of Sao Paulo and Brasil; indigenous women uniting forces in a protest against the current crises of public policy, the environment, and our relationship to nature.
Marcha Mulheres Indigenas
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Vila Itororó: Getting to Know its Projects
05.09.2019
Meetings, encounters and interactions with several current projectd and activities in the Vila Itororo’s Canteiro Aberto. Communities, affects and solidarity emerge from these examples of collective life.
Conhecendo os projetos do galpao
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Projeto Odara: The Traditions, Culture, and Costumes of a People
04.09.2019
A play that explores the mythical universe of African peoples, as well as the diaspora and memory of Africa and Brazil. A musical that considers the Afro-Bazilian perspective and recounts the creation of the world from a Yorbua perspective.
Projeto Odara
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João Pentagna: The Search for New Ecologies
04.09.2019
An elaboration on the notion of “New Ecologies” via Literature, Philosophy, and History with psychoanalyst João Pentagna. He begins by investigating notions of Identity and Culture, and ends by eulogizing Perspectivism as a new alliance between Nature and Culture.
Joao Pentagna
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Oreme Ikpeng: Reforestation in the Xingu Region
03.09.2019
A visit with young indigenous leader Oreme from the Ikpeng tribe of the Xingu region. A presentation of inspirational projects for the preservation of life in connection with the cycles of nature, including a focus on the seed bank for the preservation and renaturalization of the Xingu river and its tributaries.
Oreme Ikpeng
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Sonic Landscape: Rain
02.09.2019
A rainy day at Casa 8 of the Vila Itororó. Rhythms and cadences of rain and occasional thunder.
Paisagem Sonora Chuva
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9 de Julho Occupation: Locating the Sacred
31.08.2019
A conversation about the Right to the City and the struggle for habitation, from an ecumenical perspective; different spiritualities and religions search for a common reference point.
Ocupacao 9 de Julho
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Barraco Filosofico: Healing and Curing
31.08.2019
A philosophical round table regarding the pollution of spiritual ecology and its effects. An investigation of curing and healing as mutually intrinsic to one another; tracing the relationship between memories of the past and utopias of the future.
Barraco Filosofico
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Conselho Mirim: In Defense of the Amazon
30.08.2019
Children from different parts of the city occupy São Paulo’s City Hall in Bixiga, protesting and expressing their preoccupations with the current situation in the Amazonian rainforest. An example of their voices and active participation in public policy.
Conselho Mirim
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Vanessa Hasson, Adriana Bernal, Juliana Moraes: the Rights of Mother Earth
28.08.2019

A conversation with three activists and researchers about the rights of Mother Earth: goals of their project, its history, and current activities in São Paulo, Brasil and Latin America. How can we turn the Saracura, Itororo and Bixiga rivers into legal subjects?

Vanessa Hasson
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Sonic Landscape: Dom Orione
27.08.2019
Sonic mapping of one of the only remaining green areas in Bixiga: Dom Orione square. Birds, children, and cars. Human and non human species co-existing in an ecological space in the heart of Bixiga.
Paisagem Sonora Dom Orione
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Casa Mestre Ananias: Capoeira Roda
27.08.2019
A recording of one of the traditional Rodas of Capoeira at the Casa Mestre Ananias. Includes instruments such as the berimbau, atabaque, pandeiro, as well as occasional conversations and jests.
Casa Mestre Ananias
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Polymaths: Song of the Saracura
25.08.2019
Recording of a shamanic “Saracura” song, an animal-totem representing the act of curing in the shamanic tradition. A visit to the Polymath Temple in the forest of Boituva for the recording, and a conversation with Liriel, a young apprentice musician.
Polimatas
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Rodrigo Bueno: Wall of Offerings
24.08.2019
A conversation with artist Rodrigo Bueno about his participation in the exhibition “Ounje: Food of the Orixas.” Intersections between Art and the cultures of Afro-Brazilian religions by way of their cuisines.
rodrigo bueno
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Sonic Landscape: Major Diogo Street
23.08.2019
A new walk down Major Diogo St., one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan streets of Bixiga, and a sonic mapping of its landscape. Children, cars, motorbikes, soundtracks from shops and bars, conversations.
Paisagem Sonora Major Diogo
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Father-of-Saint Francisco: Oxum
23.08.2019
A visit to the currently active and longest-running terreiro of Bixiga. Conversations and songs with spiritual leader Francisco about the orixá Oxum, which is the queen of freshwater, rivers, springs and waterfalls in the candomble tradition.
pai francisco
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Marcella Arruda + Luís Octávio: Urban Ecologies
22.08.2019
A chat with architects Marcella Arruda and Luís Octávio about their forthcoming “Urban Ecologies” course involving principles and approaches between constructed space and nature. An alliance between the body, ecosystems, cultures and specific territories in the city.
Marcella Arruda Luis Octavio
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Welton Santos: Lithopuncture
22.08.2019
A conversation with holistic architect Welton Santos about Lithopuncture: a combination of ancestral and contemporary technologies applied to geological territories through rocks, and its potential as a cure for human and non human tensions.
welton santos
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Luís Michel Françoso: A Modernidade é Uma Serpente
21.08.2019
A conversation with Luís Michel, anthropologist, about myth as a methodology for understanding the contradictions and relations of power in an urban context. A dialogue about collective living spaces as a part of Bixiga’s identity: its quilombos, sobrados, and cortiços.
luis michel francoso
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Oba Ojele + Gloria Freitas: Yoruba Culture in Bixiga
20.08.2019
The first meeting of Radio Saracura’s “New Ecologies”cycle at Casa 8’s studio in the Vila Itororó. A conversation about Yoruba culture, orixas, and the Oxum Festival in Africa with Yoruba priest Oba Ojele and priestess Gloria Freitas.
oba ojele gloria freitas
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Salve Saracura Expedition
17.08.2019
An outing along the hydrographic basin of the Saracura river, its springs, and related ecological territories, celebrating the return of Radio Saracura’s mobile radio to Bixiga. Conversations and music in the company of the Salve Saracura collective, Casa Rocha 259, and Casa Rural no Urbano.
salve saracura