Refundações (Refoundations) is a collective process of creating new interpretations of historical paintings that depict moments of urban change in the Brazilian city of São Paulo, inviting the public of Museu Paulista to reimagine these episodes taking place in 2019 and, consequently, how the city would have evolved through these imaginary processes.
Throughout the year of 2019, Micrópolis held a series of public workshops with activists, artists and designers who represented social groups that have been historically excluded from the official narrative of the city’s History. As a result, alternative versions, images and imagined futures for São Paulo were co-created though these activities. The full process was documented and displayed in one of the exhibition spaces of Sesc Ipiranga Community Center.
Project commissioned by Sesc Ipiranga and the Museu Paulista.
São Paulo, Brazil
Collaboration with: Alexandre de Araújo, Alice Rennó, Amelinha Teles, Andréa Thomsen, Arthur Waki, Bruno Bortoleto, Bruno Queiroz, Bruno Oliveira, Carlos Cichelero, Carlos Lima Jr., Caroline Silveira, Cássia Gomes, Coletivo Às Margens, Daniela Locatelli, Danny Abensur, Darío Marroche, David Karai Popygua, Eduardo Sancinetti, Ellen Nicolau, Elidayana da Silva, Fernando Maculan, Fernanda Gomes, Flávio Cigano, Flora de Carvalho, Gabriela Amorim, Gabriela Leandro, Gabriela Pereira , Gabriel Eugênio, Gabriel Gonzaga, Goma Oficina, Guilherme Lira, Guilherme Silva, Gustavo de Souza, Hélio Menezes, Henrique Inmauser, Isabela de Arruda, Isabel Ruas, Isadora Teles, Ítalo de Almeida, Jade Marra, João Carneiro, João Justino, João Pedro Nemer, Júlio Vieira, Katia Kalakami, Laís Lino, Lana Soares, Letícia Dutra, Ligia de Menezes, Ludmilla Mel, Luís Galhardo, Luiz Brito, Manuela Ribeiro, Maria Cau Levy, Maria Clara Araújo, Maria Luiza de Meneses, Marina Capriotti, Marcella Arruda, Marcos Rosa, Mateus Lira, Miriã Gonçalves, Miriam Gonzales, Miliane Gonzaga, Nabil Bonduki, Nadia Ferreira, Patrick Dieudonne, Pedro Brucznitski, Rachel Amoroso, Rafael Rasone, Renata Figueiró, Ricardo Barbosa, Rita Demarchi, Rodrigo Barja, Rosana Paulino, Sonia Ara Mirim, Tamara da Silva, Tatiana Vasconcellos, Thiago Benucci e Zuba.
Photo credits: Fernando Banzi