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Conexão Cultural São Paulo Edição

São Paulo

Brazil

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Project for Public Spaces
 on 
June 22, 2016
December 22, 2017

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o Paulo’s Museum of Image and Sound (MIS), in partnership with Brazilian Placemaking group Conexão Cultural and the city’s Cultural Ministry, found a creative way to enhance the experience of public space and art institutions by  showcasing creative work to the larger community. This joint venture led to a one-day event involving live music beneath the museum’s atrium, where local photographers, Placemaking experts, and graffiti artists showed off their work to the public. The event helped to promote both local artists and the installations on display within the museum’s gallery space, and its success led to over a half-dozen more at MIS.

In 2015, MIS hosted an exhibition with Conexão that brought visitors in contact with grassroots Placemaking projects around the city, from public ping-pong tables to karaoke plazas to sustainable, bike-powered food carts and more. This layering of uses helped attract people from all walks of life, regardless of their level of interest in the museum itself. It is through sustained placemaking efforts that Conexão has been able to carve out a space for itself within São Paulo’s art scene by connecting the culture of these institutions to the culture of neighboring communities. 

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Photo credits, from left: Conexão Cultural via Facebook, Conexão Cultural via Facebook, Conexão Cultural via Facebook

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Party time!
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Games, like ping pong, bring people of all ages together
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*Please note that these Hall of Shame nominations were written in a moment in time (most over a decade ago) and likely have since changed or even been transformed. If the above entry is now great, or still not so great, go ahead and comment below on how it has evolved or nominate it as a great place.

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