PRACTICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HOUSING
Enciclopédia Prática do Morar (Practical Encyclopedia of Housing) is a publication that compiles some of the plural ways of living and the neighborhood practices that were part of the everyday life of Vila Itororó.
Vila Itoró is an architectural ensemble of more than ten buildings created by Francisco de Castro over the course of the twentieth-century. The villa stands out for its unusual architecture in an urban Gap located on the banks of the Itororó Valley between the districts of Liberdade and Bela Vista in downtown Sāo Paulo. It was declared an area of public interest in 2006 after being abandoned for a while. Afterwards, it was expropriated and converted into a public cultural center.
In 2017, Micrópolis adopted one of the houses in Vila Itororó as a research laboratory open to the public, where narratives of former residents, neighbors and current users of the space were recovered and made available for discussion.
As a result of this process, the practical encyclopedia brings together a diverse set of daily activities involved in the former housing complex, seeking not only to describe and illustrate the memory of Vila Itororó, but also to inspire creative possibilities of housing in contemporary cities.
SPACE, EDUCATION, DESIGN
Set of researches and public actions that gave rise to the publication Practical Encyclopedia. This project is part of an artist residency program at Goethe na Vila, held in Vila Itororó Canteiro Aberto.
São Paulo, Brazil