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Eureka … Associação Espaço Cultural Lanchonete is registered!


As mentioned in a previous post, over the past months we've been working with, Barbosa e Spalding Advogados, a group of kick-ass lawyers in São Paulo to register the Associação Espaço Cultural Lanchonete.  We just learned that our registration was successful ... we're legal!!!  While the association will be open for a general membership soon, the founding president and counselors are artists and cultural producers in São Paulo (and one in Belo Horizonte).  They are Joel Borges (Director of Cultural Projects @Casa das Caldeiras Art Space), Angela Destro (Producer @ Teatro Oficina), Francisca Caporali (Founder of Ja.Ca Residency), and Leandro Viana (Photographer) respectively.


Todd Lester writes a monthly blog post on RU’s Dialogues detailing the preparation and implementation of, a 5-year residency project in Sao Paulo. celebrates São Paulo‘s ubiquitous lunch counters and their role in the life of the Center. invites a group of international artists to reside in – and thus develop a relationship with – the Center of São Paulo, its citizens, institutions, issues and patterns. Begun as a research process, the project materializes into a community-owned restaurant over its five-year duration, and leaves behind a management structure - Associação Espaço Cultural Lanchonete - to contend with the inherent responsibilities of such an endeavor.

View all Lanchonete posts here.

Latest Lanchonette Posts:

2016.5 – on ATAQUE!


2016.4 – on Queer City


2016.3 – on ‘Food Audit’ @ Poly/Graphic Triennial {San Juan}

Lanchonete 2016.3

2016.2 – on the politics of water

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2016.1 – on refugees and the São Paulo housing movement

Photo Raphael Daibert