Ana Luisa Santos e Marcelo Carnevale

Urban performativity: trying ways to be present in the city

How can we create coexistence spaces with others, with the city, with the urban expressions and with the arising fundamentalisms? And how to relate it all to theater? Is the theater a space of distinguished sociability? The workshop is based on the experience of  the researcher Marcelo Carnevale (Núcleo Diversitas-USP), who conducts workshops on coexistence in public space, and on the artist Ana Luisa Santos ( For the performances of mediation and relationship with the city, the idea is that, through reflections and practical experiments (drifts, performances), the participants can experience new forms of sociability and understandings about interactions with people, collective spaces and the meaning of “Theater” nowadays, in the Brazilian reality. The activity encourages the participants to explore together the extreme east of São Paulo, making contact with realities and perspectives quite different from those of the center. To the local residents, the workshop opens the possibility for contact renewal with the environment itself. Vacancies will be filled in order of registration.

When: From March 5th to 8th, Monday to Thuersday, from 9am to 1pm.
Where: Instituto Pombas Urbanas (Av. dos Metalúrgicos, 2100, Cidade Tiradentes)
Participants: 20 people + 1 audit-researcher
Target group: interested public in general (artists, students, teachers, retirees, researchers, community leaders, activists, etc.)
Curator of Pedagogical Activities: Maria Fernanda Vomero