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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Noa Eshkol: collective bodyAugust 21st to October 15th
The exhibition is held jointly by Casa do Povo and Fundação Bienal de São Paulo as part of the 34th São Paulo Bienal. Through documents, textile works (wall carpets), and videos, the collective and communal aspect of Noa Eshkol’s work is highlighted, crossing and blending with the very history of Casa do Povo in several moments.
Memória Viva: Cooperativa de Crédito Popular do Bom Retiro Aula aberta com Stephanie Guerra18 de setembro, 11h / Online
A atividade faz parte de Memória Viva, um ciclo de conversas públicas que convida as comunidades coreana, judaica e boliviana a compartilhar ferramentas coletivas usadas para dar suporte e acolher os imigrados que por aqui chegavam.
Círculo de Reflexão sobre Judaísmo Contemporâneo #43 Com Rabina Luciana Pajecki Lederman21 de agosto, sábado, 11h / Encontro online
Como compreender a diferença entre avanços consolidados em determinados grupos e situações de exclusão evidente em outros? Quais narrativas, dentro da própria tradição, dão suporte a esse debate? O Círculo #43 convida a Rabina Luciana Pajecki Lederman para esta conversa.
CASA-ESCOLA: Ool by Luiza CrosmanApplications open until July 5th 2021
Ool is an edition of CASA-ESCOLA developed by the artist Luiza Crosman. Read the full proposal here.
Nossa Voz #1021Launching April / 2021
#2021 edition of Nossa Voz newspaper arrives at Casa do Povo in April. The publication unfolds into essays, interviews, stories, and artistic interventions around the topic Regenerations. Learn more.
Círculo de Reflexão sobre Judaísmo Contemporâneo #41 com João Koatz Miragaya26 de junho, sábado, das 11h às 12h30 / Atividade online
Nesta edição do Círculo, João Koatz Miragaya, historiador, educador e escritor, é convidado para falar sobre o fim do governo de Benjamin Netanyahu e se as mudanças políticas levam de fato a novos resultados em Israel.
Acervos em diálogo10 e 11 de junho / Online
A Casa do Povo participa da 5ª Semanal Nacional de Arquivos com três conversas que trazem reflexões sobre a relação entre arquivos e direitos humanos. Transmissão ao vivo no Facebook. Saiba mais.
Círculo de Reflexão sobre Judaísmo Contemporâneo #40 com Michel Laub29 de maio, às 11h / Online
O Círculo de Reflexão receberá como convidado o escritor Michel Laub, autor de obras como Solução de dois Estados, Diário da queda e O tribunal da quinta-feira O encontro é uma parceria com a Revista Quatro Cinco Um.
78th Warsaw Ghetto UprisingApril 19th to May 16th / Listen to the podcast on Whatsapp or Spotify
Entre 19 de abril a 16 de maio de 2021, a Casa do Povo compartilha Levante-se, um podcast que marca as comemorações do 78º do Aniversário do Gueto de Varsóvia. Os episódios acompanham os acontecimentos históricos e trazem depoimentos de pessoas que conectam levantes do passado e do presente.
Círculo de Reflexão sobre Judaísmo Contemporâneo #38 Com Martha Kiss Perrone e Juliano Abramovay20 de março, sábado, 15h às 16h30 / Encontro online
Neste ano, o espetáculo ídiche Um Sonho de Goldfadn ganha uma releitura na Casa do Povo com a peça Um Sonho de G.. O encontro #38 do Círculo recebe Martha Kiss Perrone, diretora da nova montagem, e Juliano Abramovay, diretor musical, para uma conversa sobre os sentidos contemporâneos do texto e o processo da releitura.
Acervos em diálogo (Archives in dialogue) Casa do Povo and Arquivo NacionalMay 7th, 6 p.m. / Livestreaming on Facebook
Acervos em diálogo (Archives in dialogue) is a series of online meetings organized by Casa do Povo to discuss the relations between archives and popular documents, focusing on issues like transparency and access to information in public archives and the importance of institutions to strengthen human rights.
Soundwalk through Bom Retiro
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. Learn more.
CollectionsNavigate through the online collections of Casa do Povo
The documental and bibliographic collection of Casa do Povo is available for consultation and tends to be a source for researches in several domains of knowledge.
60 years of TAIB Send your story!
The history of TAIB is present not only in the photos and documents found in the archives of Casa do Povo, but also in the memory of each and every person who attended the theater during its years of glory and decay. Send your story!
Assim elas comemoram a vitória Yael BartanaCommissioned works
Assim elas comemoram a vitória [And so they celebrate victory] is a neon sign that occupies Casa do Povo’s entrance hall by the israeli artist Yael Bartana.
Rádio ânsiaFridays, from noon to 1pm / 2020
Rádio ânsia is a platform for encounters on kuir ecologies. A project by Universidad Desconocida (UU) along with Casa do Povo, aired every Friday in June, from noon to 1pm, retransmitted on Tuesdays from 5 to 6pm.
The garden of Casa do Povo is a collective process started in 2018, based on the proposal developed by the artist and agroecologist Fernando García Dory, member of INLAND-Campo Adentro, in dialogue with the collectives of Casa do Povo, neighbors, and other interested people.
A Dívida Impagável Denise Ferreira da SilvaPublicação para download / 2019
A Dívida Impagável, de Denise Ferreira da Silva, é uma publicação organizada pela Oficina de Imaginação Política com o apoio da Casa do Povo. O lançamento aconteceu em dezembro de 2019. Disponível para download.
Upper floor Renata LucasCommissioned works / 2018
The work Andar de cima [Upper Floor], by Renata Lucas, was created between the two rounds of the 2018 election as part of the exhibition-manifesto Rejuvenesça! [Rejuvenate!], which marked the urgency to take a position and to act.
Pedagogic Pillows TraplevCommissioned works / 2019
Created by Traplev, the Pedagogic Pillows are pedagogic dispositifs for political re-alphabetization, bringing text and image records of several popular mobilizations in the country, presenting their main characters, social causes, and historical facts.
50 tons de vermelho [50 shades of red] Rodrigo AndradeCommissioned works
50 tons de vermelho [50 shades of red] (2018) 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.
Metacozinha [Metakitchen] Vitor Cesar & Carol TonettiCommissioned works
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.
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)