Projects & Events

How to use the space

How to use the space

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São Paulo has a notable shortage of spaces for experimental artistic practices and even simple neighborhood meetings. With this in mind, Casa do Povo opens its doors, in parallel to projects developed there, thereby welcoming groups and events that dialogue with its axes of operation. The spaces available are generous and flexible, allowing for a wide range of activities. The space's users temporarily become part of “The People of The House”, according to previous collectively-defined agreements, striving for good relationships among the activities involved.


If you have a project and are looking for a venue, or if you participate in a collective and need a place to hold meetings, write to info@casadopovo.org.br. Your request will be analyzed and, if it is in accordance with the institution's premises and lines of work, we will contact you. Due to the high volume of proposals we must advise you that if you do not receive a response in one month's time, your project was not approved. This decision is not open to appeals, but do continue to visit us, since it is through practice and the regular use of the space that shared wishes emerge.


Casa do Povo also has a policy of renting its space for film and photo shoots, as well as private events. All proceeds from these uses are entirely directed toward maintenance of the space.

Casa do Povo's programming expands the notion of culture, incorporating a large array of activities beyond artistic practices - from health and caring to community issues. The code of colors, filters and tags on the website helps to navigate through this entanglement of people and initiatives. Porous, mutant and critical, the programming allows the institution to structure itself without becoming rigid, to reinvent itself without growing precarious, to internationalize without giving up its local relevance, that is, in order to experiment with other forms of existence.

Regular activities

Courses
We strive to offer a lineup of courses that pique interest in the neighborhood and in Casa do Povo’s groups in residence, based on original and accessible practices (for those who offer, those who welcome and those who attend).


Study groups
In dialogue with the institution's axes, the study groups have various operational modes, some focused on internal processes, discussions and readings and others capable of overlapping into public events programming.

Projects

Commissioned works
Casa do Povo invites artists to develop new works, adapting its physical structure and guaranteeing the full operational existence of each project held here.


Publications
Each publication is understood as an extension of the projects developed and as a part of the events schedule.


Platforms
Combining processes and results, discourses and actions, artistic and academic work, Casa do Povo promotes encounters based on specific themes according to the urgent issues of the day.

Hosted events

Groups in residence can promote public activities that become part of the events schedule. Deliberately discontinuous and fluid, these activities establish close dialogues with the institution's work axes and help make Casa do Povo larger than it is, overflowing with community life.


Projects and proposals can be sent to info@casadopovo.org.br for assessment. At the same time, with the intention of encouraging this movement, an annual open call dedicated exclusively to collective practices has been launched.


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Responsible Consumption Group

Deliveries every two weeks on Tuesdays / Regular activities

Responsible Consumption Group

Every two weeks, Casa do Povo is a pickup point of the organic boxes ensuing from family farming. The orders must be made directly through the Cidade Agroecológica website, selecting Casa do Povo as pickup point.



Nossa Voz
Nossa Voz

Nossa Voz is a publication by Casa do Povo. Literally “Our Voice,” the newspaper existed alongside the institution from 1947 to 1964, with texts in Yiddish and Portuguese and an editorial profile aligned with left wing ideals. It was shut down by the military dictatorship, which forced editor-in-chief Hersch Schechter and other contributors into exile. Relaunched in 2014, it continues to dialogue with its historical premises while rethinking its editorial directives.


The editorial committee relies on representatives from a wide variety of areas, meeting regularly to discuss issues concerning the city, memory and artistic practices according to the current political situation.

The publication is distributed free of charge and can be obtained at Casa do Povo during hours of operation, at partner institutions and some commercial establishments in the neighborhood of Bom Retiro in São Paulo.


Access recent issues below.

Click here to see old issues of Nossa Voz (1947-1964)