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Todd Lester on Lanchonette

By Todd Lester

Todd Lester on Lanchonette


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

ficus elastica

2016.1 – on refugees and the São Paulo housing movement

Photo Raphael Daibert