Casa do Povo will be closed from 22 December to 15 January.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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Inscrições encerradas. Acesse o resultado da convocatória
A Residência para Coletivos acontece desde 2015 e tem o objetivo de incentivar práticas coletivas que pertençam ao campo ampliado da cultura. Acesse o resultado da convocatória.
Fridays, 9:30am / Regular activity
In accelerated times, the practice of yoga develops presence and attention. In addition to developing focus and flexibility, regular exercise tonifies and strengthens the body, breathing becomes more conscious and sleep improves.
10 August to 28 September / Projects / 2019
Human Supremacy: The Failed Project is a site-specific installation thought as a votive offering to Casa do Povo. The work has beyond-human beings as protagonists, notably fungi and bacteria who will multiply and transform themselves during the exhibition period.
14 de setembro, 10h às 12h / Grupo de estudos / 2019
Tikun Olam, conceito universalista da tradição cultural judaica, significa reparação do mundo. Definido pelo ativismo e prática das boas ações, é relacionado à política e justiça social, humanismo e meio ambiente. Neste encontro, a mediação do tema, alinhado com o processo de criação do jardim da Casa do Povo, é feita pelo historiador e ativista Celso Garbarz.
Tuesday to Saturday, 2 pm to 7 pm
The Library materializes a wide range of invisible moments of coexistence and collective knowledge that take place at Casa do Povo on a daily basis, putting on the same space the practices that normally happen in separated times and spaces.
A Casa do Povo lança a campanha TAIB 60 anos. Quem quiser apoiar o restauro do teatro pode começar apadrinhando a reforma das cadeiras.
Saturdays, sessions from 11 am to 3 pm / Regular activity
Clínica Aberta de Psicanálise [Open Psychoanalysis Clinic] offers free treatment at Casa do Povo on Saturdays in the form of therapy sessions.
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 pm and 7:30 pm / Regular activity
Starting from an experience in popular, accessible sports, the group's training is intended as a first imaginative exercise for Casa do Povo as a free, neighborhood-oriented gym that is not confined to market logic.
Nossa Voz is a publication by Casa do Povo. The newspaper is distributed free of charge and can be obtained at Casa do Povo during visiting hours. Online version is available for download here.
Available on any smartphone with internet access / Regular activity
The 55-minute audio guide runs along corners and streets, traditional shops, synagogues and buildings significant to the history of the Bom Retiro neighborhood, beginning and ending at Casa do Povo.
15 May, 7 to 10 pm / Povo da Casa / 2019
Redação Aberta [Open Newsroom] is a workshop space where journalists and other citizens gather to discuss current issues, share resources and knowledge, in addition to learn how to report and investigate stories in their own territories.
Commissioned works / 2019
50 tons de vermelho [50 shades of red] brings variations of this color that, in the political field, historically alludes to progressive movements. The visual presence of the work also leaves traces that tell about the process of its making.
Saturdays, 2 to 8pm / Regular activity
Ateliê Vivo project is a public sewing pattern library, open so that the public may construct their own article of clothing from the available patterns and machinery.
Commissioned works / 2016
Metacozinha [Metakitchen] space is the result of ideas and desires that emerged collectively: a place for rest, a place for meeting, a support for objects, a display for magazines, a flexible structure, an object that reveals and hides itself.
06, 19 e 20 de setembro / Programação diversa / 2019
Em decorrência da Greve mundial pelo clima que acontece no dia 20 de setembro, a Casa do Povo acolhe neste mês uma programação organizada por iniciativas independentes e coletivos que discutem a crise ambiental e seu impacto na vida em sociedade.
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)