Lanchonete-on-Rua-MendesAt, we are very happy to be featured in the February 2015 edition of Interartive!

Conceived over the past decade, celebrates São Paulo‘s ubiquitous lunch counters and their role in the life of the Center. The project invites a group of international artists to reside in the Center of São Paulo, and develop a relationship with its citizens (local artists among them), institutions, issues and patterns. Launched in 2013 as a research process, the project materializes as a cooperatively-owned lunch counter in 2015 towards becoming a community-held asset in 2018. The Associação Espaço Cultural Lanchonete is the requisite management structure – a local membership body – to guide the restaurant and its cultural programming so that it reflects community desires and the diverse realities of people living in the Center of São Paulo. The restaurant will open in 2015. Artist engagement has already begun. – See more at: