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Oficina Arquivo Vivo
Caminhos de reativação dos arquivos da Casa do Povo

Oficina Arquivo Vivo
Caminhos de reativação dos arquivos da Casa do Povo


April 5, 6 and 7 / 2018

Como tornar público um acervo público?

Se a memória representa uma ferramenta crítica na construção do presente, como fazer do arquivo e da biblioteca lugares que não aprisionem as histórias, mas que abram espaço para narrá-las de novo, de novo e de novo?

Como um arquivo pode contar a história de um espaço construído por vozes múltiplas e contraditórias?

Essas são algumas das perguntas que guiam a oficina Arquivo Vivo: caminhos de reativação dos arquivos da Casa do Povo que está com inscrições abertas até 02 de abril. A oficina faz parte do projeto de reativação do acervo da Casa do Povo, que acontecerá ao longo deste ano.

Voltado para estudantes, profissionais e interessados em arquivos e bibliotecas, o encontro propõe discutir publicamente formatos possíveis para esse acervo, levando em conta tanto o material histórico já armazenado na instituição, como os formatos pouco convencionais das coleções e arquivos produzidos atualmente pelos grupos que habitam a Casa.

Para contribuir com a discussão, convidamos algumas bibliotecas e arquivos da cidade, como o Centro de Memória do Museu Judaico, a Biblioteca comunitária do MTST Povo Sem Medo, a biblioteca do Centro Cultural São Paulo, as bibliotecas do Sesc, assim como curadora e pesquisadora Ana Pato, especialista em arquivos, arquivos de mídias digitais e arte contemporânea.

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

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.


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.

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

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 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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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)