Cities & Routes – Scholarglyphs São Paulo

 

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São Paulo

Scholarglyphs São Paulo

São Paulo, a place of immigration, a melting pot. How does one settle and feel at home in such a place? Pupils mark their place in the city by leaving their traces on the school desks. My goal was to involve at least 9 schools from city quarters with different social backgrounds in the project.

During the three-month period I succeeded in borrowing 100 desks from 11 schools and printing the desktops on the handmade paper I had brought with me. The participating schools included both expensive private colleges and public reform schools in socially deprived areas, for example the city quarter Jardim Angela, which is considered one of the most dangerous in Brazil. The residency was rounded off by a public talk with Laymert Garcia dos Santos, sociologist and member of the management committee for the São Paulo Art Biennial. (Text PDF)