From Edificio Copan to Occupation São João is the second event (of 3) in the official launch of the Lanchonete project during the São Paulo X Bienal de Arquitetura!  Starting at 4:30 at PIVÔ where we’ll talk to the founders and view an exhibition by studio resident, Rodolpho Parigi.  Local artists will pick us up at PIVÔ and show us their view of the Centro, zig-zagging our way to Occupation São Joao.  At São Joao we’ll be treated acarajé done by Bahian artist, Thiago Gonçalves, all while learning about landmark preservation, registering a cultural association, and membership in the Frente de Luta por Moradia (FLM) as ‘tactics of staying’.  After we celebrate the renovation of the Centro Cultural São João, we’ll grab dinner at local Cameroonian eatery, Biyou-z in case you’re still hungry after Thiago’s acarajé.  It’s gonna be great … hope to see you there!

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