Social Change Through Creativity and Culture (Brazil)

Lead Research Organisation: Queen Mary, University of London
Department Name: English

Abstract

The project will develop ideas and key issues arising from the Creative Lab on "Social Change through Creativity and Culture" held in Rio de Janeiro in October 2015. The Lab offered participants the opportunity to build project teams and at the end, creative project ideas were presented to a group of mentors and advisors who gave feedback. Participants will now have the opportunity to apply to QMUL/PPP for direct project funding to refine their ideas and develop them further.

It will:

* Support communication structures between November 2015-March 2016, providing translation and convening regular meetings between between the 20 Creative Lab participants, to support the continuing work of partnerships and working teams formed at the Creative Lab

* Set up and run a project grant application process to award individual grants to teams for the direct costs of making an anticipated 4-5 projects to be shown publicly in Rio's Multiplicity/Multiplicidade Festival in 2016, setting appropriate grant reporting structures in place

* provide infrastructure staffing and central resourcing (such as venues for making, equipment, etc) to support producing/production of the projects within Multiplicidade Festival 2016 in Rio de Janeiro

* provide a return visit to Rio de Janeiro for the UK participants to sustain their contribution to the project outcomes.

Planned Impact

The project teams will undertake second-stage research to explore how art, design, research and digital technologies can help to build, develop and strengthen cohesive communities of socially-engaged citizens. The concept of Social Change in this context is conceived broadly. Examples might include, but are not limited to:

* cultural responses developed in places of violence and conflict;

* entrepreneurial initiatives that are creating new markets and employment within peripheral communities;

* health and wellbeing benefits in the absence of adequate public health care;

* questions about faith and spirituality in the cultural production of social cohesion;

* the challenges of Brazil's models of multi-culturalism in the context of its indigenous and African heritage.


This stage will enable funded teams to produce their project for showing to the public in a high profile festival in Rio de Janeiro. This impact will be seen by the general public, press, and a policy audience in Multiplicity/Multiplicidade Festival, after the conclusion of the research outlined here.

Multiplicity's timescale has changed in 2016 to ensure that the Festival as a whole benefits from the world attention generated by the Rio 2016 Olympiad.

The PI and Co-I team, in partnership with CreativeWorks London and People's Palace Projects, will continue to monitor the projects to conclusion and ensure that documentation includes the impacts of the project outputs.

It is anticipated that the intensive relationships developed over the five months' collaboration on the funded projects will also result in long term relationships which support further UK-Brazil creative collaboration focused on social challenges: and that AHRC will apply the learning from engaging with the model of Creative Lab Brazil in future Labs in various Newton countries.
 
Description The research funded on this second-stage grant explored how art, design, research and digital technologies can help to build, develop and strengthen cohesive communities of socially-engaged citizens, by supporting a total of 8 research collaboration ideas that were born from the 10-day Immersion phase of CreativeLab run by AHRC with People's Palace Projects in Rio de Janeiro during October-November 2015.

Key findings included:

1) The project was successful in developing communities of socially-engaged citizens: several projects strengthened community ties and reflections on social participation in Rio (among participants/audiences) and a community of socially-engaged citizens was also built effectively among the researchers and creatives on the project, 19 out of 20 of whom have continued to communicate with each other and to collaborate (UK-UK, Brazil-Brazil and UK-Brazil), currently >9 months following the end of this phase of the project.

2) The ability to introduce participants new to the Rio context to strong existing local partners and networks (in the intensive "Sandpit", Phase 1) was demonstrated to be an important factor for successfully developing in Phase 2 a set of projects that explored new ways of applying creativity and research innovation around social transformation. Of the 8 projects developed, 6 partnered with Redes da Maré, 2 with Spectaculu, 1 with Olabi, 2 with Agência de Redes para Juventude [several projects had multiple partners]. Only one project did not collaborate with any local organisations.

3) Every collaborative process met challenges as the teams developed their ideas, but with the support of a strong coproducing partnership (People's Palace Projects and Multiplicidade) who secured venue partners, and a production crew liaising with each team and tracking each project's timeline, every project produced an output to show in the final festival. Several factors in the structuring of the project grants in Phase 2, agreed following the evaluation of the UnBox Labs (India) project that foreran CreativeLab, were understood as being key to delivering this:
a) Project teams were required to nominate their own lead recipient of the grant and were allowed to split their grant between UK and Brazilian recipients within the team. This avoided casting the UK research institutions as the financial controllers of each project and enabled the teams to negotiate their own decisionmaking structures, promoting co-production of the research.
b) People's Palace Projects/Multiplicidade and their local team of project assistants and production crew were able to provide centralised support to the teams with the logistics of international cooperation, from contracting in Portuguese to engaging local people as participants in the research processes, to sourcing partners and suppliers, to money transfer and making of payments, to organising transport and making of bespoke items, to risk-assessing the contexts they were working in. This enabled teams to focus more effectively on the research and creative aspects of their collaboration, and reduce the time they spent dealing with the practicalities of delivery. In a situation where researchers and creatives were already being asked to collaborate with other disciplines, adapt to collaborators' ways of working and apply their research in unfamiliar contexts, it was helpful to prioritise their learning in these areas, more likely to build transferable skills and capacity, rather than in logistics and management.
c) The commitment to enabling all of the researchers to attend a final showcase, and the timetabling of specific dates at a confirmed venue, gave all team members a creative investment in the delivery of their collaborative output and an incentive not to allow the timescale to slip.

4) The themes and topics that engaged and inspired the collaborative teams were:
- Urban violence and human rights: including violent conflict between police and residents of multiply excluded areas of the city, violence against women, the impact of fears around security on public transport usage
- Rights and visibility of excluded sectors of society
- Creative economy and skills development
- Agency and the transformative potential of human imagination in building a better society.
Exploitation Route In the context of strategic decisions by UK government to support the Newton Fund and now to work with the Research Councils and other distributors to create the Global Challenges Research Fund, knowledge and experience in supporting UK Arts and Humanities academics to apply their research to social challenges in cross-disciplinary research is increasingly important. The success of the CreativeLab project in not only supporting UK-Brazilian research collaboration and creative innovation, but in building in additional support in the development and production phase of the projects to ensure that all 8 were delivered, enables it to be built on as a model for future capacity-building projects that seek to stimulate cross-disciplinary international research collaboration.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL http://labcriativo.org/ebook/
 
Description The strong collaborations between researchers and creative professionals, established and developed during the funded period of the award, have had a longer duration, and stimulated further collaboration and skills building: for instance, between Kate Stewart (WeMakePlaces), Kazz Morohashi, and Tiago Cosmo. A project that has already seen particular impact has been Outros Registros / Other Registers, which has been invited for re-presentation at a seminar on public security in Rio de Janeiro and has been used as a way of stimulating local discussion about favela residents' right to public security provision from the police and ways in which police violence can be challenged and reduced. A presentation on the project was given at an electronic music conference in Seoul, encouraging peers in experimental sound technology to explore applying electronic music to social outcomes and to use audio means of presentation of significant data. It is hoped the installation will also be re-staged in the UK. Findings from this award about: 1. Successful ways to stimulate research collaborations and creative innovation in research in overseas development contexts 2. Themes likely to generate valuable research collaborations have been reported back within AHRC and to RCUK and have influenced strategic planning for the rollout of Newton Fund and Global Challenges Research Fund calls.
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Security and Diplomacy
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic

 
Description Advice on creative economy investments given to State Government of Sao Paulo
Geographic Reach South America 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description AHRC Follow-On Fund for impact and Engagement: Highlight Development
Amount £86,000 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/P006051/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 04/2017
 
Description Newton Fund: Follow-On Funding to extend research impact
Amount £177,904 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/P007252/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2016 
End 07/2017
 
Description QMUL HSS Collaborations Fund
Amount £24,407 (GBP)
Organisation Queen Mary University of London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 07/2017
 
Description Affective Map 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution People's Palace Projects made a grant to the partnership to carry out research on the project 'An Affective Map of Everyday Journeys in the Mare´ Community' - an art-social science collaboration exploring women's experiences of moving through a community that experiences high levels of violence.
Collaborator Contribution Creative Lab Artist-Researchers: Cristina Amazonas, Julian Brigstocke, This project developed a prototype of an art/social-science/neuro-science collaboration and generated innovative new methodologies for sensing, recording and creatively expressing affective responses to journeys through the Favela neighborhood. The project, involving close collaboration between Cardiff University (Julian Brigstocke), the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Cristina Amazonas Cabral, Maira Monteiro Fróes and Eliana Sousa Silva), and Redes da Maré, used cutting-edge sensors, in combination with more conventional social-scientific research methods, to generate innovative new ways of sensing, knowing and representing routes through a community that is stigmatized, contested, and suffers from ongoing violence. It contributed to recent community-led initiatives to generate the first maps of the community, as well as involving members of the community as researchers. This data was used to create an art installation designed by Cristina Amazonas Cabral that enabled the public to engage with the methods and results of the research by exploring visual perception, cognition and performance alongside sensitively-presented and anonymised testimonies from the female participants-researchers on the effects of pervasive experiences of violence against women and girls within their community.
Impact The project was presented as an interactive installation on 17th May 2016 at Oi Futuro Flamengo as part of Day II of the LabCriativo / CreativeLab showcase (reported as an Event output). A report is due to be presented by Maira Fróes to Julian Brigstocke, analysing in detail the biosensors' readings from the journeys of the women researcher-participants.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Affective Map 
Organisation Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution People's Palace Projects made a grant to the partnership to carry out research on the project 'An Affective Map of Everyday Journeys in the Mare´ Community' - an art-social science collaboration exploring women's experiences of moving through a community that experiences high levels of violence.
Collaborator Contribution Creative Lab Artist-Researchers: Cristina Amazonas, Julian Brigstocke, This project developed a prototype of an art/social-science/neuro-science collaboration and generated innovative new methodologies for sensing, recording and creatively expressing affective responses to journeys through the Favela neighborhood. The project, involving close collaboration between Cardiff University (Julian Brigstocke), the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Cristina Amazonas Cabral, Maira Monteiro Fróes and Eliana Sousa Silva), and Redes da Maré, used cutting-edge sensors, in combination with more conventional social-scientific research methods, to generate innovative new ways of sensing, knowing and representing routes through a community that is stigmatized, contested, and suffers from ongoing violence. It contributed to recent community-led initiatives to generate the first maps of the community, as well as involving members of the community as researchers. This data was used to create an art installation designed by Cristina Amazonas Cabral that enabled the public to engage with the methods and results of the research by exploring visual perception, cognition and performance alongside sensitively-presented and anonymised testimonies from the female participants-researchers on the effects of pervasive experiences of violence against women and girls within their community.
Impact The project was presented as an interactive installation on 17th May 2016 at Oi Futuro Flamengo as part of Day II of the LabCriativo / CreativeLab showcase (reported as an Event output). A report is due to be presented by Maira Fróes to Julian Brigstocke, analysing in detail the biosensors' readings from the journeys of the women researcher-participants.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Affective Map 
Organisation Maré Networks
Country Brazil 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution People's Palace Projects made a grant to the partnership to carry out research on the project 'An Affective Map of Everyday Journeys in the Mare´ Community' - an art-social science collaboration exploring women's experiences of moving through a community that experiences high levels of violence.
Collaborator Contribution Creative Lab Artist-Researchers: Cristina Amazonas, Julian Brigstocke, This project developed a prototype of an art/social-science/neuro-science collaboration and generated innovative new methodologies for sensing, recording and creatively expressing affective responses to journeys through the Favela neighborhood. The project, involving close collaboration between Cardiff University (Julian Brigstocke), the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Cristina Amazonas Cabral, Maira Monteiro Fróes and Eliana Sousa Silva), and Redes da Maré, used cutting-edge sensors, in combination with more conventional social-scientific research methods, to generate innovative new ways of sensing, knowing and representing routes through a community that is stigmatized, contested, and suffers from ongoing violence. It contributed to recent community-led initiatives to generate the first maps of the community, as well as involving members of the community as researchers. This data was used to create an art installation designed by Cristina Amazonas Cabral that enabled the public to engage with the methods and results of the research by exploring visual perception, cognition and performance alongside sensitively-presented and anonymised testimonies from the female participants-researchers on the effects of pervasive experiences of violence against women and girls within their community.
Impact The project was presented as an interactive installation on 17th May 2016 at Oi Futuro Flamengo as part of Day II of the LabCriativo / CreativeLab showcase (reported as an Event output). A report is due to be presented by Maira Fróes to Julian Brigstocke, analysing in detail the biosensors' readings from the journeys of the women researcher-participants.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Gambiarra Lab 
Organisation B3 Media
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution People's Palace Projects made a grant to the partnership to carry out research on the project 'Gambiarra Lab'.
Collaborator Contribution Creative Lab Artist-Researchers: Marc Boothe, Tiago Cosmo. Selected artists: Ana Hupe, Arthures Garcia, Baracho, DJ RD, Flora Mariah, Jonathan Nunes, Marilena Magdaleba, Mauricio Maia, Odayara Mello, Plinio Piettro, Thaina Farias, Tiago Cosmo, Wallace Lino. The Gambiarra Lab was a networked collaboration, showcase and online exchange produced by B3 Media (Marc Boothe and Shazad Khalid), involving emerging young artists based between Rio and London exploring themes around social change and identity through music, film, digital art and spoken word. Based on "the science of gambiarra", which is a Brazilian cultural practice of solving problems creatively in a context of scarcity - much like "jugaad innovation" - the Lab supported a small cohort of young UK and Brazilian artists who demonstrate exceptional talent and have great potential to engage with a large number of regional and international audience through mentorship and other supports provided by a network of established creative artists and digital expert in Brazil and the UK.
Impact Building on the ODA's three broad categories of activity: (i) People: capacity building, people exchange and joint centres; (ii) Programmes: research collaborations on development topics; and (iii) Translation: innovation partnerships, the Gambiarra Lab created an innovative skills based training development programme enabling 14 new young artists from underrepresented backgrounds to participate in the creative economy. The Lab: • Worked with frugal resources (Raspberry Pi computers and recycled materials) to create new musical instruments that stimulated curiosity and playfulness • Gave 14 emerging artists valuable experiences of collaboration and international working at professional standard • Shared good practice around heritage and arts as a force for social change • Produced a multimedia project curated by young emerging Brazilian artists, using photography, film, digital media and spoken word • Shared its film and digital content via a media channel on Vimeo and a Facebook page (listed as Engagement outputs) • Shared best practice as part of a live showcase and talk in both Maré (on 14th May 2016 to audiences of approx. 40) and Flamengo, downtown Rio de Janeiro, (on 16th May 2016 to audiences of over 100) (both listed as Engagement outputs).
Start Year 2016
 
Description Gambiarra Lab 
Organisation Camerata Laranjeiras
Country Brazil 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution People's Palace Projects made a grant to the partnership to carry out research on the project 'Gambiarra Lab'.
Collaborator Contribution Creative Lab Artist-Researchers: Marc Boothe, Tiago Cosmo. Selected artists: Ana Hupe, Arthures Garcia, Baracho, DJ RD, Flora Mariah, Jonathan Nunes, Marilena Magdaleba, Mauricio Maia, Odayara Mello, Plinio Piettro, Thaina Farias, Tiago Cosmo, Wallace Lino. The Gambiarra Lab was a networked collaboration, showcase and online exchange produced by B3 Media (Marc Boothe and Shazad Khalid), involving emerging young artists based between Rio and London exploring themes around social change and identity through music, film, digital art and spoken word. Based on "the science of gambiarra", which is a Brazilian cultural practice of solving problems creatively in a context of scarcity - much like "jugaad innovation" - the Lab supported a small cohort of young UK and Brazilian artists who demonstrate exceptional talent and have great potential to engage with a large number of regional and international audience through mentorship and other supports provided by a network of established creative artists and digital expert in Brazil and the UK.
Impact Building on the ODA's three broad categories of activity: (i) People: capacity building, people exchange and joint centres; (ii) Programmes: research collaborations on development topics; and (iii) Translation: innovation partnerships, the Gambiarra Lab created an innovative skills based training development programme enabling 14 new young artists from underrepresented backgrounds to participate in the creative economy. The Lab: • Worked with frugal resources (Raspberry Pi computers and recycled materials) to create new musical instruments that stimulated curiosity and playfulness • Gave 14 emerging artists valuable experiences of collaboration and international working at professional standard • Shared good practice around heritage and arts as a force for social change • Produced a multimedia project curated by young emerging Brazilian artists, using photography, film, digital media and spoken word • Shared its film and digital content via a media channel on Vimeo and a Facebook page (listed as Engagement outputs) • Shared best practice as part of a live showcase and talk in both Maré (on 14th May 2016 to audiences of approx. 40) and Flamengo, downtown Rio de Janeiro, (on 16th May 2016 to audiences of over 100) (both listed as Engagement outputs).
Start Year 2016
 
Description Museu de Trocas Vivas / Museum of Living Exchange 
Organisation Bath Spa University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution People's Palace Projects made a grant to the partnership to carry out research on the project 'Museum of Living Exchange'.
Collaborator Contribution Creative Lab Artist-Researchers: Bambo Soyinka, Clelio de Paula, Julian Brigstocke, Lucinda Jarrett, Nicolas Espinoza, Slow Dabf, Tiago Cosmo, Viviane Macedo The Museum of Living Exchange (MoLE) inverts the traditional structure of a museum. Unlike the traditional museum, MoLE does not bring visitors into a closed environment to experience high culture. Rather the curators are the museum and offer themselves out to each other and to the public for live exchanges of stories, objects and experiences around themes of hope and future possibility. The project enabled the group to produce a small series of prototypes that facilitated a live exchange between small groups of people around themes of hope and future possibility. The purpose of MoLE was to use live exchange as a method for opening up pathways for resilience, mobility and growth. Specifically, MoLE focused on addressing questions and challenges in Brazil for: • Visibility and civic participation of underrepresented groups; • Sustainable strategies for inclusivity and resilience (to overcome disability, disenfranchisement, deprivation and other structural inequalities); • Health and wellbeing benefits in the absence of adequate public health care (i.e. opening pathways for accessibility and rehabilitation) through activities including kite making, dance workshops that integrated dancers with physical disabilities, and highly engaging musical performances for young children; and an interactive sound installation that encouraged the public to reflect on their own relationship with others in the space, experimenting with movements that responded to others' presence.
Impact The project organised interactive kite-making, dance/movement and music workshops with children and young people at Lona Cultural Maré on 14th May: the sound installation was showcased on 18th May at Oi Futuro Flamengo.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Museu de Trocas Vivas / Museum of Living Exchange 
Organisation Camerata Laranjeiras
Country Brazil 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution People's Palace Projects made a grant to the partnership to carry out research on the project 'Museum of Living Exchange'.
Collaborator Contribution Creative Lab Artist-Researchers: Bambo Soyinka, Clelio de Paula, Julian Brigstocke, Lucinda Jarrett, Nicolas Espinoza, Slow Dabf, Tiago Cosmo, Viviane Macedo The Museum of Living Exchange (MoLE) inverts the traditional structure of a museum. Unlike the traditional museum, MoLE does not bring visitors into a closed environment to experience high culture. Rather the curators are the museum and offer themselves out to each other and to the public for live exchanges of stories, objects and experiences around themes of hope and future possibility. The project enabled the group to produce a small series of prototypes that facilitated a live exchange between small groups of people around themes of hope and future possibility. The purpose of MoLE was to use live exchange as a method for opening up pathways for resilience, mobility and growth. Specifically, MoLE focused on addressing questions and challenges in Brazil for: • Visibility and civic participation of underrepresented groups; • Sustainable strategies for inclusivity and resilience (to overcome disability, disenfranchisement, deprivation and other structural inequalities); • Health and wellbeing benefits in the absence of adequate public health care (i.e. opening pathways for accessibility and rehabilitation) through activities including kite making, dance workshops that integrated dancers with physical disabilities, and highly engaging musical performances for young children; and an interactive sound installation that encouraged the public to reflect on their own relationship with others in the space, experimenting with movements that responded to others' presence.
Impact The project organised interactive kite-making, dance/movement and music workshops with children and young people at Lona Cultural Maré on 14th May: the sound installation was showcased on 18th May at Oi Futuro Flamengo.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Museu de Trocas Vivas / Museum of Living Exchange 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution People's Palace Projects made a grant to the partnership to carry out research on the project 'Museum of Living Exchange'.
Collaborator Contribution Creative Lab Artist-Researchers: Bambo Soyinka, Clelio de Paula, Julian Brigstocke, Lucinda Jarrett, Nicolas Espinoza, Slow Dabf, Tiago Cosmo, Viviane Macedo The Museum of Living Exchange (MoLE) inverts the traditional structure of a museum. Unlike the traditional museum, MoLE does not bring visitors into a closed environment to experience high culture. Rather the curators are the museum and offer themselves out to each other and to the public for live exchanges of stories, objects and experiences around themes of hope and future possibility. The project enabled the group to produce a small series of prototypes that facilitated a live exchange between small groups of people around themes of hope and future possibility. The purpose of MoLE was to use live exchange as a method for opening up pathways for resilience, mobility and growth. Specifically, MoLE focused on addressing questions and challenges in Brazil for: • Visibility and civic participation of underrepresented groups; • Sustainable strategies for inclusivity and resilience (to overcome disability, disenfranchisement, deprivation and other structural inequalities); • Health and wellbeing benefits in the absence of adequate public health care (i.e. opening pathways for accessibility and rehabilitation) through activities including kite making, dance workshops that integrated dancers with physical disabilities, and highly engaging musical performances for young children; and an interactive sound installation that encouraged the public to reflect on their own relationship with others in the space, experimenting with movements that responded to others' presence.
Impact The project organised interactive kite-making, dance/movement and music workshops with children and young people at Lona Cultural Maré on 14th May: the sound installation was showcased on 18th May at Oi Futuro Flamengo.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Museu de Trocas Vivas / Museum of Living Exchange 
Organisation Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution People's Palace Projects made a grant to the partnership to carry out research on the project 'Museum of Living Exchange'.
Collaborator Contribution Creative Lab Artist-Researchers: Bambo Soyinka, Clelio de Paula, Julian Brigstocke, Lucinda Jarrett, Nicolas Espinoza, Slow Dabf, Tiago Cosmo, Viviane Macedo The Museum of Living Exchange (MoLE) inverts the traditional structure of a museum. Unlike the traditional museum, MoLE does not bring visitors into a closed environment to experience high culture. Rather the curators are the museum and offer themselves out to each other and to the public for live exchanges of stories, objects and experiences around themes of hope and future possibility. The project enabled the group to produce a small series of prototypes that facilitated a live exchange between small groups of people around themes of hope and future possibility. The purpose of MoLE was to use live exchange as a method for opening up pathways for resilience, mobility and growth. Specifically, MoLE focused on addressing questions and challenges in Brazil for: • Visibility and civic participation of underrepresented groups; • Sustainable strategies for inclusivity and resilience (to overcome disability, disenfranchisement, deprivation and other structural inequalities); • Health and wellbeing benefits in the absence of adequate public health care (i.e. opening pathways for accessibility and rehabilitation) through activities including kite making, dance workshops that integrated dancers with physical disabilities, and highly engaging musical performances for young children; and an interactive sound installation that encouraged the public to reflect on their own relationship with others in the space, experimenting with movements that responded to others' presence.
Impact The project organised interactive kite-making, dance/movement and music workshops with children and young people at Lona Cultural Maré on 14th May: the sound installation was showcased on 18th May at Oi Futuro Flamengo.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Museu de Trocas Vivas / Museum of Living Exchange 
Organisation Klinik Bavaria Kreischa
Department Wissenschaftliches Institut
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution People's Palace Projects made a grant to the partnership to carry out research on the project 'Museum of Living Exchange'.
Collaborator Contribution Creative Lab Artist-Researchers: Bambo Soyinka, Clelio de Paula, Julian Brigstocke, Lucinda Jarrett, Nicolas Espinoza, Slow Dabf, Tiago Cosmo, Viviane Macedo The Museum of Living Exchange (MoLE) inverts the traditional structure of a museum. Unlike the traditional museum, MoLE does not bring visitors into a closed environment to experience high culture. Rather the curators are the museum and offer themselves out to each other and to the public for live exchanges of stories, objects and experiences around themes of hope and future possibility. The project enabled the group to produce a small series of prototypes that facilitated a live exchange between small groups of people around themes of hope and future possibility. The purpose of MoLE was to use live exchange as a method for opening up pathways for resilience, mobility and growth. Specifically, MoLE focused on addressing questions and challenges in Brazil for: • Visibility and civic participation of underrepresented groups; • Sustainable strategies for inclusivity and resilience (to overcome disability, disenfranchisement, deprivation and other structural inequalities); • Health and wellbeing benefits in the absence of adequate public health care (i.e. opening pathways for accessibility and rehabilitation) through activities including kite making, dance workshops that integrated dancers with physical disabilities, and highly engaging musical performances for young children; and an interactive sound installation that encouraged the public to reflect on their own relationship with others in the space, experimenting with movements that responded to others' presence.
Impact The project organised interactive kite-making, dance/movement and music workshops with children and young people at Lona Cultural Maré on 14th May: the sound installation was showcased on 18th May at Oi Futuro Flamengo.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Outros Registros / Other Registers 
Organisation Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution People's Palace Projects made a grant to the partnership to carry out research on the project 'Other Registers'.
Collaborator Contribution Creative Lab Artist-Researchers: Nicolas Espinoza, Rafael Puetter (Rafucko), Samuel van Ransbeeck, Tori Holmes "Other Registers" is an installation work that aims to let the public experience the violence in Rio de Janeiro in a poetic way through the use of data and sound. The project takes homicide data resulting from fatal interactions between Rio's Military Police Force and civilians in the 2012-2016 period as the source material and translates them into sound, through a process of sonification. The use of sonification is an innovative way to bring data closer to the general public. Through musicalisation, we transform a horrific phenomenon into something beautiful, sometimes sounding consonant, sometimes dissonant but always letting the listener experience the numerical abstractness of statistics in a poetical way.
Impact The project presented an installation output on 17th May 2016 at Oi Futuro Flamengo as part of LabCriativo / CreativeLab Showcase Day II, together with a debate on public security in Rio featuring contributions from Eliana Sousa Silva (Redes da Maré) and Silvia Ramos (Centre for Studies in Security & Citizenship, Candido Mendes University). Samuel Van Ransbeeck (Open University) and Nico Espinoza (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) presented a paper on the installation at KEAMSOC in Seoul during October 2016 (reported as an Invitation to present at a conference) Tori Holmes (Queen's University Belfast) was profiled in Brazil's O Globo newspaper (reported as a media output) Other Registers was selected as a project where there was an opportunity to extend and develop the activity for further impact by re-staging the installation, and was part of the successful AHRC Follow-On Funding application by Prof Paul Heritage (reported as a Further Funding impact).
Start Year 2016
 
Description Outros Registros / Other Registers 
Organisation Open University
Department Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution People's Palace Projects made a grant to the partnership to carry out research on the project 'Other Registers'.
Collaborator Contribution Creative Lab Artist-Researchers: Nicolas Espinoza, Rafael Puetter (Rafucko), Samuel van Ransbeeck, Tori Holmes "Other Registers" is an installation work that aims to let the public experience the violence in Rio de Janeiro in a poetic way through the use of data and sound. The project takes homicide data resulting from fatal interactions between Rio's Military Police Force and civilians in the 2012-2016 period as the source material and translates them into sound, through a process of sonification. The use of sonification is an innovative way to bring data closer to the general public. Through musicalisation, we transform a horrific phenomenon into something beautiful, sometimes sounding consonant, sometimes dissonant but always letting the listener experience the numerical abstractness of statistics in a poetical way.
Impact The project presented an installation output on 17th May 2016 at Oi Futuro Flamengo as part of LabCriativo / CreativeLab Showcase Day II, together with a debate on public security in Rio featuring contributions from Eliana Sousa Silva (Redes da Maré) and Silvia Ramos (Centre for Studies in Security & Citizenship, Candido Mendes University). Samuel Van Ransbeeck (Open University) and Nico Espinoza (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) presented a paper on the installation at KEAMSOC in Seoul during October 2016 (reported as an Invitation to present at a conference) Tori Holmes (Queen's University Belfast) was profiled in Brazil's O Globo newspaper (reported as a media output) Other Registers was selected as a project where there was an opportunity to extend and develop the activity for further impact by re-staging the installation, and was part of the successful AHRC Follow-On Funding application by Prof Paul Heritage (reported as a Further Funding impact).
Start Year 2016
 
Description Outros Registros / Other Registers 
Organisation Queen's University Belfast
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution People's Palace Projects made a grant to the partnership to carry out research on the project 'Other Registers'.
Collaborator Contribution Creative Lab Artist-Researchers: Nicolas Espinoza, Rafael Puetter (Rafucko), Samuel van Ransbeeck, Tori Holmes "Other Registers" is an installation work that aims to let the public experience the violence in Rio de Janeiro in a poetic way through the use of data and sound. The project takes homicide data resulting from fatal interactions between Rio's Military Police Force and civilians in the 2012-2016 period as the source material and translates them into sound, through a process of sonification. The use of sonification is an innovative way to bring data closer to the general public. Through musicalisation, we transform a horrific phenomenon into something beautiful, sometimes sounding consonant, sometimes dissonant but always letting the listener experience the numerical abstractness of statistics in a poetical way.
Impact The project presented an installation output on 17th May 2016 at Oi Futuro Flamengo as part of LabCriativo / CreativeLab Showcase Day II, together with a debate on public security in Rio featuring contributions from Eliana Sousa Silva (Redes da Maré) and Silvia Ramos (Centre for Studies in Security & Citizenship, Candido Mendes University). Samuel Van Ransbeeck (Open University) and Nico Espinoza (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) presented a paper on the installation at KEAMSOC in Seoul during October 2016 (reported as an Invitation to present at a conference) Tori Holmes (Queen's University Belfast) was profiled in Brazil's O Globo newspaper (reported as a media output) Other Registers was selected as a project where there was an opportunity to extend and develop the activity for further impact by re-staging the installation, and was part of the successful AHRC Follow-On Funding application by Prof Paul Heritage (reported as a Further Funding impact).
Start Year 2016
 
Description Producing and Delivery Partnership for exchange and showcase 
Organisation Creativeworks London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Continuing to stimulate UK-Brazil research collaboration focused around Development challenges in the specific context of Brazil / Rio de Janeiro by maintaining communication networks and structures between the teams formed at the Creative Lab Including Brazilian creative entrepreneurs, community-based SMEs, NGOs and commercial organisations as active members in the partnership network; Working sensitively and with a deep understanding of the context based on QMUL's/People's Palace Projects' 15 years of work in Brazil and on CreativeWorks London's expertise in stimulating and supporting research partnerships with creative innovation; Brokering stimulating and appropriate matches of skills and research specialisms in the UK with researchers and creatives who are producing new innovations and solutions in the profusely creative context of Rio de Janeiro/Brazil Documenting and evaluating the process with the aim of enabling it to be assessed and built on as a model for future AHRC Creative Labs ? Overall research quality and impact ? Liaison with AHRC, working closely with Paul Heritage (People's Palace Projects) ? Setting, supervising and overseeing an appropriate grant application, selection and administration/reporting process for project teams ? Supervision of all Co-Investigators on the project ? Supervision and line management of CreativeWorks London (CWL) (Jana Riedel) and ensuring delivery targets are met and critical path deadlines adhered to ? Supervision and line management of People's Palace Projects (Paul Heritage and Rosie Hunter) and ensuring delivery targets are met and critical path deadlines adhered to ? Financial reporting on the project teams' expenditure and on central expenditure (in collaboration with People's Palace Projects and CreativeWorks London)
Collaborator Contribution People's Palace Projects and People's Palace Projects do Brasil: Ensuring the project participants receive a genuine immersion in Rio's challenging context and experience representative examples of the inspirational work being produced on social peripheries in response to social crisis; Brokering and maintaining partnerships with organisations including Multiplicidade, Redes de Desenvolvimento do Maré, Agência de Redes para a Juventude, and others; Providing curatorial and practical guidance on the delivery of projects; Providing CasaRio as an operational base in Rio de Janeiro for the project; Providing operational staff (Project Producer, Coordinator and Assistants, Production Manager and Assistant); Managing the overall delivery budget; Providing administrative and accounting support to the project. Creativeworks London: Setting up and administrating the grant application processes, post-award processes and financial claim and reporting processes for the project teams; Light-touch monitoring to ensure delivery is on track. Multiplicidade: Providing a platform for the final showing of project outputs to the public; Including the project outputs in their Press and PR work for their 2016 Festival; Including the project outputs in their marketing materials for their Festival. Value of contribution calculated as: Batman Zavarese (Artistic Director and showcase co-curator): 8 half days in meetings/planning/advising teams on delivery within the Rio context, 2 days for showcase. Value of marketing. Bringing partner venue relationships and artistic advisors. Technical team advice. Oi Futuro: 6 days' venue use and technical provision of Oi Futuro. Redes do Desenvolvimento da Mare: 4 days' general ongoing consultancy to project/participants by Dr Eliana Sousa Silva (Director). Advising various projects on shaping their delivery for social impact.
Impact The curatorial and producing partnership and the provision of central producing and production support was an important enabling factor in ensuring that all of the projects funded by the CreativeLab process realised an output to show to a public audience during May 2016. Engagement outputs: - Showcase events on 14th May, 16th May, 17th May, 18th May and 19th May 2016 in Rio de Janeiro - Project website - Project Facebook events and posts - Project YouTube channel Future Funding outputs: - Follow-On Funding to develop three of the projects/themes from the May 2016 phase of the research to take the ideas to a next stage and/or reach new audiences.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Producing and Delivery Partnership for exchange and showcase 
Organisation Maré Networks
Country Brazil 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Continuing to stimulate UK-Brazil research collaboration focused around Development challenges in the specific context of Brazil / Rio de Janeiro by maintaining communication networks and structures between the teams formed at the Creative Lab Including Brazilian creative entrepreneurs, community-based SMEs, NGOs and commercial organisations as active members in the partnership network; Working sensitively and with a deep understanding of the context based on QMUL's/People's Palace Projects' 15 years of work in Brazil and on CreativeWorks London's expertise in stimulating and supporting research partnerships with creative innovation; Brokering stimulating and appropriate matches of skills and research specialisms in the UK with researchers and creatives who are producing new innovations and solutions in the profusely creative context of Rio de Janeiro/Brazil Documenting and evaluating the process with the aim of enabling it to be assessed and built on as a model for future AHRC Creative Labs ? Overall research quality and impact ? Liaison with AHRC, working closely with Paul Heritage (People's Palace Projects) ? Setting, supervising and overseeing an appropriate grant application, selection and administration/reporting process for project teams ? Supervision of all Co-Investigators on the project ? Supervision and line management of CreativeWorks London (CWL) (Jana Riedel) and ensuring delivery targets are met and critical path deadlines adhered to ? Supervision and line management of People's Palace Projects (Paul Heritage and Rosie Hunter) and ensuring delivery targets are met and critical path deadlines adhered to ? Financial reporting on the project teams' expenditure and on central expenditure (in collaboration with People's Palace Projects and CreativeWorks London)
Collaborator Contribution People's Palace Projects and People's Palace Projects do Brasil: Ensuring the project participants receive a genuine immersion in Rio's challenging context and experience representative examples of the inspirational work being produced on social peripheries in response to social crisis; Brokering and maintaining partnerships with organisations including Multiplicidade, Redes de Desenvolvimento do Maré, Agência de Redes para a Juventude, and others; Providing curatorial and practical guidance on the delivery of projects; Providing CasaRio as an operational base in Rio de Janeiro for the project; Providing operational staff (Project Producer, Coordinator and Assistants, Production Manager and Assistant); Managing the overall delivery budget; Providing administrative and accounting support to the project. Creativeworks London: Setting up and administrating the grant application processes, post-award processes and financial claim and reporting processes for the project teams; Light-touch monitoring to ensure delivery is on track. Multiplicidade: Providing a platform for the final showing of project outputs to the public; Including the project outputs in their Press and PR work for their 2016 Festival; Including the project outputs in their marketing materials for their Festival. Value of contribution calculated as: Batman Zavarese (Artistic Director and showcase co-curator): 8 half days in meetings/planning/advising teams on delivery within the Rio context, 2 days for showcase. Value of marketing. Bringing partner venue relationships and artistic advisors. Technical team advice. Oi Futuro: 6 days' venue use and technical provision of Oi Futuro. Redes do Desenvolvimento da Mare: 4 days' general ongoing consultancy to project/participants by Dr Eliana Sousa Silva (Director). Advising various projects on shaping their delivery for social impact.
Impact The curatorial and producing partnership and the provision of central producing and production support was an important enabling factor in ensuring that all of the projects funded by the CreativeLab process realised an output to show to a public audience during May 2016. Engagement outputs: - Showcase events on 14th May, 16th May, 17th May, 18th May and 19th May 2016 in Rio de Janeiro - Project website - Project Facebook events and posts - Project YouTube channel Future Funding outputs: - Follow-On Funding to develop three of the projects/themes from the May 2016 phase of the research to take the ideas to a next stage and/or reach new audiences.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Producing and Delivery Partnership for exchange and showcase 
Organisation Oi Futuro
Country Brazil 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Continuing to stimulate UK-Brazil research collaboration focused around Development challenges in the specific context of Brazil / Rio de Janeiro by maintaining communication networks and structures between the teams formed at the Creative Lab Including Brazilian creative entrepreneurs, community-based SMEs, NGOs and commercial organisations as active members in the partnership network; Working sensitively and with a deep understanding of the context based on QMUL's/People's Palace Projects' 15 years of work in Brazil and on CreativeWorks London's expertise in stimulating and supporting research partnerships with creative innovation; Brokering stimulating and appropriate matches of skills and research specialisms in the UK with researchers and creatives who are producing new innovations and solutions in the profusely creative context of Rio de Janeiro/Brazil Documenting and evaluating the process with the aim of enabling it to be assessed and built on as a model for future AHRC Creative Labs ? Overall research quality and impact ? Liaison with AHRC, working closely with Paul Heritage (People's Palace Projects) ? Setting, supervising and overseeing an appropriate grant application, selection and administration/reporting process for project teams ? Supervision of all Co-Investigators on the project ? Supervision and line management of CreativeWorks London (CWL) (Jana Riedel) and ensuring delivery targets are met and critical path deadlines adhered to ? Supervision and line management of People's Palace Projects (Paul Heritage and Rosie Hunter) and ensuring delivery targets are met and critical path deadlines adhered to ? Financial reporting on the project teams' expenditure and on central expenditure (in collaboration with People's Palace Projects and CreativeWorks London)
Collaborator Contribution People's Palace Projects and People's Palace Projects do Brasil: Ensuring the project participants receive a genuine immersion in Rio's challenging context and experience representative examples of the inspirational work being produced on social peripheries in response to social crisis; Brokering and maintaining partnerships with organisations including Multiplicidade, Redes de Desenvolvimento do Maré, Agência de Redes para a Juventude, and others; Providing curatorial and practical guidance on the delivery of projects; Providing CasaRio as an operational base in Rio de Janeiro for the project; Providing operational staff (Project Producer, Coordinator and Assistants, Production Manager and Assistant); Managing the overall delivery budget; Providing administrative and accounting support to the project. Creativeworks London: Setting up and administrating the grant application processes, post-award processes and financial claim and reporting processes for the project teams; Light-touch monitoring to ensure delivery is on track. Multiplicidade: Providing a platform for the final showing of project outputs to the public; Including the project outputs in their Press and PR work for their 2016 Festival; Including the project outputs in their marketing materials for their Festival. Value of contribution calculated as: Batman Zavarese (Artistic Director and showcase co-curator): 8 half days in meetings/planning/advising teams on delivery within the Rio context, 2 days for showcase. Value of marketing. Bringing partner venue relationships and artistic advisors. Technical team advice. Oi Futuro: 6 days' venue use and technical provision of Oi Futuro. Redes do Desenvolvimento da Mare: 4 days' general ongoing consultancy to project/participants by Dr Eliana Sousa Silva (Director). Advising various projects on shaping their delivery for social impact.
Impact The curatorial and producing partnership and the provision of central producing and production support was an important enabling factor in ensuring that all of the projects funded by the CreativeLab process realised an output to show to a public audience during May 2016. Engagement outputs: - Showcase events on 14th May, 16th May, 17th May, 18th May and 19th May 2016 in Rio de Janeiro - Project website - Project Facebook events and posts - Project YouTube channel Future Funding outputs: - Follow-On Funding to develop three of the projects/themes from the May 2016 phase of the research to take the ideas to a next stage and/or reach new audiences.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Producing and Delivery Partnership for exchange and showcase 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Department People's Palace Projects
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Continuing to stimulate UK-Brazil research collaboration focused around Development challenges in the specific context of Brazil / Rio de Janeiro by maintaining communication networks and structures between the teams formed at the Creative Lab Including Brazilian creative entrepreneurs, community-based SMEs, NGOs and commercial organisations as active members in the partnership network; Working sensitively and with a deep understanding of the context based on QMUL's/People's Palace Projects' 15 years of work in Brazil and on CreativeWorks London's expertise in stimulating and supporting research partnerships with creative innovation; Brokering stimulating and appropriate matches of skills and research specialisms in the UK with researchers and creatives who are producing new innovations and solutions in the profusely creative context of Rio de Janeiro/Brazil Documenting and evaluating the process with the aim of enabling it to be assessed and built on as a model for future AHRC Creative Labs ? Overall research quality and impact ? Liaison with AHRC, working closely with Paul Heritage (People's Palace Projects) ? Setting, supervising and overseeing an appropriate grant application, selection and administration/reporting process for project teams ? Supervision of all Co-Investigators on the project ? Supervision and line management of CreativeWorks London (CWL) (Jana Riedel) and ensuring delivery targets are met and critical path deadlines adhered to ? Supervision and line management of People's Palace Projects (Paul Heritage and Rosie Hunter) and ensuring delivery targets are met and critical path deadlines adhered to ? Financial reporting on the project teams' expenditure and on central expenditure (in collaboration with People's Palace Projects and CreativeWorks London)
Collaborator Contribution People's Palace Projects and People's Palace Projects do Brasil: Ensuring the project participants receive a genuine immersion in Rio's challenging context and experience representative examples of the inspirational work being produced on social peripheries in response to social crisis; Brokering and maintaining partnerships with organisations including Multiplicidade, Redes de Desenvolvimento do Maré, Agência de Redes para a Juventude, and others; Providing curatorial and practical guidance on the delivery of projects; Providing CasaRio as an operational base in Rio de Janeiro for the project; Providing operational staff (Project Producer, Coordinator and Assistants, Production Manager and Assistant); Managing the overall delivery budget; Providing administrative and accounting support to the project. Creativeworks London: Setting up and administrating the grant application processes, post-award processes and financial claim and reporting processes for the project teams; Light-touch monitoring to ensure delivery is on track. Multiplicidade: Providing a platform for the final showing of project outputs to the public; Including the project outputs in their Press and PR work for their 2016 Festival; Including the project outputs in their marketing materials for their Festival. Value of contribution calculated as: Batman Zavarese (Artistic Director and showcase co-curator): 8 half days in meetings/planning/advising teams on delivery within the Rio context, 2 days for showcase. Value of marketing. Bringing partner venue relationships and artistic advisors. Technical team advice. Oi Futuro: 6 days' venue use and technical provision of Oi Futuro. Redes do Desenvolvimento da Mare: 4 days' general ongoing consultancy to project/participants by Dr Eliana Sousa Silva (Director). Advising various projects on shaping their delivery for social impact.
Impact The curatorial and producing partnership and the provision of central producing and production support was an important enabling factor in ensuring that all of the projects funded by the CreativeLab process realised an output to show to a public audience during May 2016. Engagement outputs: - Showcase events on 14th May, 16th May, 17th May, 18th May and 19th May 2016 in Rio de Janeiro - Project website - Project Facebook events and posts - Project YouTube channel Future Funding outputs: - Follow-On Funding to develop three of the projects/themes from the May 2016 phase of the research to take the ideas to a next stage and/or reach new audiences.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Rio Visivel / Visible Rio 
Organisation Camerata Laranjeiras
Country Brazil 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution People's Palace Projects made a grant to the partnership to carry out research on the project 'Rio Visivel' and Paul Heritage introduced the group to three NGOs which engaged with the process and whose participants contributed material for the video installation: Agencia de Redes para a Juventude, Redes da Maré and Spectaculu.
Collaborator Contribution Creative Lab Artist-Researchers: Kate Stewart, Kazz Morohashi, Tiago Cosmo, Charles Feitosa, Renato Rezende #RioVisivel was a participatory and performance initiative that celebrated the everyday diversity of Rio and provided its people with unique, creative and timely opportunity to explore the theme of visibility. The project developed its theme around two main actions: "Podia" and "Seremos Crime?/Shall We Be Crime?". "Podia" (Kate Stewart, Kazz Morohashi, Tiago Cosmo) was a participatory experience that involved a series of physical podia placed in some key and some more hidden areas of Rio, providing a platform for cariocas (citizens of Rio) to celebrate their spirit and individuality. Contributors were photographed and filmed, and with permission their celebrations of winning characteristics in themselves and their friends and families were filmed and recorded in order to stage an audio-visual installation at Oi Futuro Flamengo. "Seremos Crime" (Charles Feitosa, Renato Rezende) provided another platform for certain community groups and individuals to appear in spaces and places they are not normally seen. Seremos Crime was a critical approach to demonstrating visibility. It challenged the normalisation of a split city (similar to apartheid) in Rio de Janeiro and, more specifically, the recently approved Terrorism Bill, which represents a major setback for human rights and civil liberties in the country. The project projected images of real people in places or at events that they are not normally welcomed or allowed to be, or public spaces they were banned from. For example, inhabitants of favelas in expensive shopping centers of Ipanema or Leblon; middle-class people in drug selling corners of Maré; convicted demonstrators in public places or public gatherings; youngsters killed by the police (like Rafael Neris) in the buildings of a federal University, etc. This was complemented by a film reflecting on the social consequences of the concept and reality of citizens' presence being banned or invisible.
Impact "Podia" was staged at Lona Cultural Maré on 14th May 2016 alongside an interactive musical performance by Camerata Laranjeiras. Both elements of the project were presented as an interactive installation on 17th May 2016 at Oi Futuro Flamengo as part of Day II of the LabCriativo / CreativeLab showcase (reported as an Event output), reaching a public audience of over 100 people who were able to engage with the project by watching the films and listening to the audio recordings (in both installations). An account of the project was blogged on the WeMakePlaces blog, reaching members of the Liverpool community in the UK (reported as a social media output).
Start Year 2016
 
Description Rio Visivel / Visible Rio 
Organisation Maré Networks
Country Brazil 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution People's Palace Projects made a grant to the partnership to carry out research on the project 'Rio Visivel' and Paul Heritage introduced the group to three NGOs which engaged with the process and whose participants contributed material for the video installation: Agencia de Redes para a Juventude, Redes da Maré and Spectaculu.
Collaborator Contribution Creative Lab Artist-Researchers: Kate Stewart, Kazz Morohashi, Tiago Cosmo, Charles Feitosa, Renato Rezende #RioVisivel was a participatory and performance initiative that celebrated the everyday diversity of Rio and provided its people with unique, creative and timely opportunity to explore the theme of visibility. The project developed its theme around two main actions: "Podia" and "Seremos Crime?/Shall We Be Crime?". "Podia" (Kate Stewart, Kazz Morohashi, Tiago Cosmo) was a participatory experience that involved a series of physical podia placed in some key and some more hidden areas of Rio, providing a platform for cariocas (citizens of Rio) to celebrate their spirit and individuality. Contributors were photographed and filmed, and with permission their celebrations of winning characteristics in themselves and their friends and families were filmed and recorded in order to stage an audio-visual installation at Oi Futuro Flamengo. "Seremos Crime" (Charles Feitosa, Renato Rezende) provided another platform for certain community groups and individuals to appear in spaces and places they are not normally seen. Seremos Crime was a critical approach to demonstrating visibility. It challenged the normalisation of a split city (similar to apartheid) in Rio de Janeiro and, more specifically, the recently approved Terrorism Bill, which represents a major setback for human rights and civil liberties in the country. The project projected images of real people in places or at events that they are not normally welcomed or allowed to be, or public spaces they were banned from. For example, inhabitants of favelas in expensive shopping centers of Ipanema or Leblon; middle-class people in drug selling corners of Maré; convicted demonstrators in public places or public gatherings; youngsters killed by the police (like Rafael Neris) in the buildings of a federal University, etc. This was complemented by a film reflecting on the social consequences of the concept and reality of citizens' presence being banned or invisible.
Impact "Podia" was staged at Lona Cultural Maré on 14th May 2016 alongside an interactive musical performance by Camerata Laranjeiras. Both elements of the project were presented as an interactive installation on 17th May 2016 at Oi Futuro Flamengo as part of Day II of the LabCriativo / CreativeLab showcase (reported as an Event output), reaching a public audience of over 100 people who were able to engage with the project by watching the films and listening to the audio recordings (in both installations). An account of the project was blogged on the WeMakePlaces blog, reaching members of the Liverpool community in the UK (reported as a social media output).
Start Year 2016
 
Description Rio Visivel / Visible Rio 
Organisation The Network Agency for Youth
Country Brazil 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution People's Palace Projects made a grant to the partnership to carry out research on the project 'Rio Visivel' and Paul Heritage introduced the group to three NGOs which engaged with the process and whose participants contributed material for the video installation: Agencia de Redes para a Juventude, Redes da Maré and Spectaculu.
Collaborator Contribution Creative Lab Artist-Researchers: Kate Stewart, Kazz Morohashi, Tiago Cosmo, Charles Feitosa, Renato Rezende #RioVisivel was a participatory and performance initiative that celebrated the everyday diversity of Rio and provided its people with unique, creative and timely opportunity to explore the theme of visibility. The project developed its theme around two main actions: "Podia" and "Seremos Crime?/Shall We Be Crime?". "Podia" (Kate Stewart, Kazz Morohashi, Tiago Cosmo) was a participatory experience that involved a series of physical podia placed in some key and some more hidden areas of Rio, providing a platform for cariocas (citizens of Rio) to celebrate their spirit and individuality. Contributors were photographed and filmed, and with permission their celebrations of winning characteristics in themselves and their friends and families were filmed and recorded in order to stage an audio-visual installation at Oi Futuro Flamengo. "Seremos Crime" (Charles Feitosa, Renato Rezende) provided another platform for certain community groups and individuals to appear in spaces and places they are not normally seen. Seremos Crime was a critical approach to demonstrating visibility. It challenged the normalisation of a split city (similar to apartheid) in Rio de Janeiro and, more specifically, the recently approved Terrorism Bill, which represents a major setback for human rights and civil liberties in the country. The project projected images of real people in places or at events that they are not normally welcomed or allowed to be, or public spaces they were banned from. For example, inhabitants of favelas in expensive shopping centers of Ipanema or Leblon; middle-class people in drug selling corners of Maré; convicted demonstrators in public places or public gatherings; youngsters killed by the police (like Rafael Neris) in the buildings of a federal University, etc. This was complemented by a film reflecting on the social consequences of the concept and reality of citizens' presence being banned or invisible.
Impact "Podia" was staged at Lona Cultural Maré on 14th May 2016 alongside an interactive musical performance by Camerata Laranjeiras. Both elements of the project were presented as an interactive installation on 17th May 2016 at Oi Futuro Flamengo as part of Day II of the LabCriativo / CreativeLab showcase (reported as an Event output), reaching a public audience of over 100 people who were able to engage with the project by watching the films and listening to the audio recordings (in both installations). An account of the project was blogged on the WeMakePlaces blog, reaching members of the Liverpool community in the UK (reported as a social media output).
Start Year 2016
 
Description Rio Visivel / Visible Rio 
Organisation United Nations (UN)
Department UN-REDD Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution People's Palace Projects made a grant to the partnership to carry out research on the project 'Rio Visivel' and Paul Heritage introduced the group to three NGOs which engaged with the process and whose participants contributed material for the video installation: Agencia de Redes para a Juventude, Redes da Maré and Spectaculu.
Collaborator Contribution Creative Lab Artist-Researchers: Kate Stewart, Kazz Morohashi, Tiago Cosmo, Charles Feitosa, Renato Rezende #RioVisivel was a participatory and performance initiative that celebrated the everyday diversity of Rio and provided its people with unique, creative and timely opportunity to explore the theme of visibility. The project developed its theme around two main actions: "Podia" and "Seremos Crime?/Shall We Be Crime?". "Podia" (Kate Stewart, Kazz Morohashi, Tiago Cosmo) was a participatory experience that involved a series of physical podia placed in some key and some more hidden areas of Rio, providing a platform for cariocas (citizens of Rio) to celebrate their spirit and individuality. Contributors were photographed and filmed, and with permission their celebrations of winning characteristics in themselves and their friends and families were filmed and recorded in order to stage an audio-visual installation at Oi Futuro Flamengo. "Seremos Crime" (Charles Feitosa, Renato Rezende) provided another platform for certain community groups and individuals to appear in spaces and places they are not normally seen. Seremos Crime was a critical approach to demonstrating visibility. It challenged the normalisation of a split city (similar to apartheid) in Rio de Janeiro and, more specifically, the recently approved Terrorism Bill, which represents a major setback for human rights and civil liberties in the country. The project projected images of real people in places or at events that they are not normally welcomed or allowed to be, or public spaces they were banned from. For example, inhabitants of favelas in expensive shopping centers of Ipanema or Leblon; middle-class people in drug selling corners of Maré; convicted demonstrators in public places or public gatherings; youngsters killed by the police (like Rafael Neris) in the buildings of a federal University, etc. This was complemented by a film reflecting on the social consequences of the concept and reality of citizens' presence being banned or invisible.
Impact "Podia" was staged at Lona Cultural Maré on 14th May 2016 alongside an interactive musical performance by Camerata Laranjeiras. Both elements of the project were presented as an interactive installation on 17th May 2016 at Oi Futuro Flamengo as part of Day II of the LabCriativo / CreativeLab showcase (reported as an Event output), reaching a public audience of over 100 people who were able to engage with the project by watching the films and listening to the audio recordings (in both installations). An account of the project was blogged on the WeMakePlaces blog, reaching members of the Liverpool community in the UK (reported as a social media output).
Start Year 2016
 
Description Trem Transcultural / Transcultural Train 
Organisation City, University of London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution People's Palace Projects made a grant to the partnership to carry out research on the project 'Piloto para um Trem Transcultural / Pilot for a Transcultural Train'.
Collaborator Contribution Creative Lab Artist-Researchers: Cecilia Dinardi, Charles Feitosa, Alessandra Vannucci, Slow Dabf This project aimed to pilot and test the viability of producing a cultural programme performed in a public train service going from the centre to the periphery of Rio de Janeiro. The research consisted of a series of elements, as follows: 1. Diagnostic-mapping of potential challenges for the artistic occupation of this kind of public transport - with the objective of informing the interactive exhibition curatorial board. 2. Pop-up engaged performances during 5 days in stations and a train running between Central Station - Ramal Santa Cruz (in partnership with Agência de Redes para a Juventude, the State run program "Favela Criativa" and the company Perfomances Sem Fronteiras). The pop-up interventions were filmed for screening at the exhibition showcase. 3. Interactive exhibition featuring a train model box at Multiplicidade Festival, inviting the public to think about fundamental questions that impact public transport and how an artistic occupation of trains could be achieved.
Impact The installation element of the project was presented on 17th May 2016 at Oi Futuro Flamengo as part of Day II of the LabCriativo / CreativeLab showcase (reported as an Event output), reaching a public audience of over 100 people.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Trem Transcultural / Transcultural Train 
Organisation Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution People's Palace Projects made a grant to the partnership to carry out research on the project 'Piloto para um Trem Transcultural / Pilot for a Transcultural Train'.
Collaborator Contribution Creative Lab Artist-Researchers: Cecilia Dinardi, Charles Feitosa, Alessandra Vannucci, Slow Dabf This project aimed to pilot and test the viability of producing a cultural programme performed in a public train service going from the centre to the periphery of Rio de Janeiro. The research consisted of a series of elements, as follows: 1. Diagnostic-mapping of potential challenges for the artistic occupation of this kind of public transport - with the objective of informing the interactive exhibition curatorial board. 2. Pop-up engaged performances during 5 days in stations and a train running between Central Station - Ramal Santa Cruz (in partnership with Agência de Redes para a Juventude, the State run program "Favela Criativa" and the company Perfomances Sem Fronteiras). The pop-up interventions were filmed for screening at the exhibition showcase. 3. Interactive exhibition featuring a train model box at Multiplicidade Festival, inviting the public to think about fundamental questions that impact public transport and how an artistic occupation of trains could be achieved.
Impact The installation element of the project was presented on 17th May 2016 at Oi Futuro Flamengo as part of Day II of the LabCriativo / CreativeLab showcase (reported as an Event output), reaching a public audience of over 100 people.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Trem Transcultural / Transcultural Train 
Organisation United Nations (UN)
Department UN-REDD Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution People's Palace Projects made a grant to the partnership to carry out research on the project 'Piloto para um Trem Transcultural / Pilot for a Transcultural Train'.
Collaborator Contribution Creative Lab Artist-Researchers: Cecilia Dinardi, Charles Feitosa, Alessandra Vannucci, Slow Dabf This project aimed to pilot and test the viability of producing a cultural programme performed in a public train service going from the centre to the periphery of Rio de Janeiro. The research consisted of a series of elements, as follows: 1. Diagnostic-mapping of potential challenges for the artistic occupation of this kind of public transport - with the objective of informing the interactive exhibition curatorial board. 2. Pop-up engaged performances during 5 days in stations and a train running between Central Station - Ramal Santa Cruz (in partnership with Agência de Redes para a Juventude, the State run program "Favela Criativa" and the company Perfomances Sem Fronteiras). The pop-up interventions were filmed for screening at the exhibition showcase. 3. Interactive exhibition featuring a train model box at Multiplicidade Festival, inviting the public to think about fundamental questions that impact public transport and how an artistic occupation of trains could be achieved.
Impact The installation element of the project was presented on 17th May 2016 at Oi Futuro Flamengo as part of Day II of the LabCriativo / CreativeLab showcase (reported as an Event output), reaching a public audience of over 100 people.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Utopias 
Organisation City, University of London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution People's Palace Projects made a grant to the partnership to carry out research on the project 'Utopias'; contributed ideas and contacts for speakers at the 2 days of seminar and discussion activities, with Paul Heritage and Jerry Brotton both contributing directly; and provided technical assistance to mount the MICROUTOPIAS installation.
Collaborator Contribution Creative Lab Artist-Researchers: Alessandra Vannucci, Bambo Soyinka, Cecilia Dinardi, Charles Feitosa, Clelio de Paula. On the occasion of the 5th centenary of the publication of UTOPIA (1516), a work by the English philosopher Thomas More, this project mounted an international, transdisciplinary and immersive colloquium, which enabled participants to exercise their utopic potential through living experience, interaction and performance. Talks, seminars and discussions were programmed alongside a series of workshops exploring movement and relationships between people, a drama performance by young people exploring their personal sense of Utopia, and an exhibition of photo and video portraits about micro-utopias already existing at Maré (MICROUTOPIAS). The aim was to revive the subject of "utopia" beyond its historical failings, restoring the potency of the word invited by More: a happy place that does not exist, but which may come to exist in the future. At a very sensitive moment in Brazilian public life (the seminar was staged during the month the President was impeached), as conflicting promises of future govern our urban life and resistance movements take to the streets of our cities, the project offered a provocation: is it still possible to envision a better world, like many utopists have done in the past?
Impact MICROUTOPIAS, an interactive installation combining short film clips triggered by people exploring the map of the Complexo da Maré, and photographs played via bicycle, was showcased at Galpão Bela Maré on 14th May 2016. Young participants from community groups in Maré and from Spectaculu theatre school presented an open rehearsal of a performance exploring their own personal ideas of Utopia, directed by Alessandra Vannucci. The UTOPIAS seminar began on 18th May at Oi Futuro Flamengo with a public panel at which speakers included Charles Feitosa (UNIRIO), Paul Heritage, Silke Kapp (Federal University of Minas Gerais) and Brazilian public thinker Heloisa Buarque de Hollanda, followed by a discussion. The youth group also presented their final performance on the theme of Utopia. These events were attended by an estimated 80 people. On 19th May at Centro de Artes da Maré and Galpão Bela Maré, the project staged a one day takeover in Portuguese and English, including the MICROUTOPIAS installation running all day, a seminar introduced by the Directors of Redes da Maré and mediated by Cecilia Dinardi, with speakers including Marcus Faustini, Paul Heritage, Jailson de Souza e Silva, and Jerry Brotton and Joad Raymond as video contributors on the topic of More's Utopia; an afternoon of workshops and performances, with contributors including Tania Alice, Rodrigo Abreu and Alexandre Mendes, Navegação Desilha, with Livia Flores and Ronald Duarte, and other invitees. An afternoon debate on Utopia mediated by Alessandra Vannucci featured contributors including Tania Alice, Marcia Tiburi, and Franco La Cecla (Bologna University). The seminar closed with a musical performance. It was attended by an estimated 40 people in addition to the young performers - a mixture of Maré residents and those from wider Rio who had engaged with other CreativeLab events during the week. Jerry Brotton and Paul Heritage, both involved in the Utopias discussion, identified an opportunity to extend the impact of the research by working with artists from one of Brazil's remaining indigenous communities on the theme of Utopias. Alongside this, the MICROUTOPIAS films from the installation could be re-staged. These proposals were included in a successful Follow-On Funding application to AHRC (reported as a Future Funding outcome)
Start Year 2016
 
Description Utopias 
Organisation Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution People's Palace Projects made a grant to the partnership to carry out research on the project 'Utopias'; contributed ideas and contacts for speakers at the 2 days of seminar and discussion activities, with Paul Heritage and Jerry Brotton both contributing directly; and provided technical assistance to mount the MICROUTOPIAS installation.
Collaborator Contribution Creative Lab Artist-Researchers: Alessandra Vannucci, Bambo Soyinka, Cecilia Dinardi, Charles Feitosa, Clelio de Paula. On the occasion of the 5th centenary of the publication of UTOPIA (1516), a work by the English philosopher Thomas More, this project mounted an international, transdisciplinary and immersive colloquium, which enabled participants to exercise their utopic potential through living experience, interaction and performance. Talks, seminars and discussions were programmed alongside a series of workshops exploring movement and relationships between people, a drama performance by young people exploring their personal sense of Utopia, and an exhibition of photo and video portraits about micro-utopias already existing at Maré (MICROUTOPIAS). The aim was to revive the subject of "utopia" beyond its historical failings, restoring the potency of the word invited by More: a happy place that does not exist, but which may come to exist in the future. At a very sensitive moment in Brazilian public life (the seminar was staged during the month the President was impeached), as conflicting promises of future govern our urban life and resistance movements take to the streets of our cities, the project offered a provocation: is it still possible to envision a better world, like many utopists have done in the past?
Impact MICROUTOPIAS, an interactive installation combining short film clips triggered by people exploring the map of the Complexo da Maré, and photographs played via bicycle, was showcased at Galpão Bela Maré on 14th May 2016. Young participants from community groups in Maré and from Spectaculu theatre school presented an open rehearsal of a performance exploring their own personal ideas of Utopia, directed by Alessandra Vannucci. The UTOPIAS seminar began on 18th May at Oi Futuro Flamengo with a public panel at which speakers included Charles Feitosa (UNIRIO), Paul Heritage, Silke Kapp (Federal University of Minas Gerais) and Brazilian public thinker Heloisa Buarque de Hollanda, followed by a discussion. The youth group also presented their final performance on the theme of Utopia. These events were attended by an estimated 80 people. On 19th May at Centro de Artes da Maré and Galpão Bela Maré, the project staged a one day takeover in Portuguese and English, including the MICROUTOPIAS installation running all day, a seminar introduced by the Directors of Redes da Maré and mediated by Cecilia Dinardi, with speakers including Marcus Faustini, Paul Heritage, Jailson de Souza e Silva, and Jerry Brotton and Joad Raymond as video contributors on the topic of More's Utopia; an afternoon of workshops and performances, with contributors including Tania Alice, Rodrigo Abreu and Alexandre Mendes, Navegação Desilha, with Livia Flores and Ronald Duarte, and other invitees. An afternoon debate on Utopia mediated by Alessandra Vannucci featured contributors including Tania Alice, Marcia Tiburi, and Franco La Cecla (Bologna University). The seminar closed with a musical performance. It was attended by an estimated 40 people in addition to the young performers - a mixture of Maré residents and those from wider Rio who had engaged with other CreativeLab events during the week. Jerry Brotton and Paul Heritage, both involved in the Utopias discussion, identified an opportunity to extend the impact of the research by working with artists from one of Brazil's remaining indigenous communities on the theme of Utopias. Alongside this, the MICROUTOPIAS films from the installation could be re-staged. These proposals were included in a successful Follow-On Funding application to AHRC (reported as a Future Funding outcome)
Start Year 2016
 
Description Utopias 
Organisation Maré Networks
Country Brazil 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution People's Palace Projects made a grant to the partnership to carry out research on the project 'Utopias'; contributed ideas and contacts for speakers at the 2 days of seminar and discussion activities, with Paul Heritage and Jerry Brotton both contributing directly; and provided technical assistance to mount the MICROUTOPIAS installation.
Collaborator Contribution Creative Lab Artist-Researchers: Alessandra Vannucci, Bambo Soyinka, Cecilia Dinardi, Charles Feitosa, Clelio de Paula. On the occasion of the 5th centenary of the publication of UTOPIA (1516), a work by the English philosopher Thomas More, this project mounted an international, transdisciplinary and immersive colloquium, which enabled participants to exercise their utopic potential through living experience, interaction and performance. Talks, seminars and discussions were programmed alongside a series of workshops exploring movement and relationships between people, a drama performance by young people exploring their personal sense of Utopia, and an exhibition of photo and video portraits about micro-utopias already existing at Maré (MICROUTOPIAS). The aim was to revive the subject of "utopia" beyond its historical failings, restoring the potency of the word invited by More: a happy place that does not exist, but which may come to exist in the future. At a very sensitive moment in Brazilian public life (the seminar was staged during the month the President was impeached), as conflicting promises of future govern our urban life and resistance movements take to the streets of our cities, the project offered a provocation: is it still possible to envision a better world, like many utopists have done in the past?
Impact MICROUTOPIAS, an interactive installation combining short film clips triggered by people exploring the map of the Complexo da Maré, and photographs played via bicycle, was showcased at Galpão Bela Maré on 14th May 2016. Young participants from community groups in Maré and from Spectaculu theatre school presented an open rehearsal of a performance exploring their own personal ideas of Utopia, directed by Alessandra Vannucci. The UTOPIAS seminar began on 18th May at Oi Futuro Flamengo with a public panel at which speakers included Charles Feitosa (UNIRIO), Paul Heritage, Silke Kapp (Federal University of Minas Gerais) and Brazilian public thinker Heloisa Buarque de Hollanda, followed by a discussion. The youth group also presented their final performance on the theme of Utopia. These events were attended by an estimated 80 people. On 19th May at Centro de Artes da Maré and Galpão Bela Maré, the project staged a one day takeover in Portuguese and English, including the MICROUTOPIAS installation running all day, a seminar introduced by the Directors of Redes da Maré and mediated by Cecilia Dinardi, with speakers including Marcus Faustini, Paul Heritage, Jailson de Souza e Silva, and Jerry Brotton and Joad Raymond as video contributors on the topic of More's Utopia; an afternoon of workshops and performances, with contributors including Tania Alice, Rodrigo Abreu and Alexandre Mendes, Navegação Desilha, with Livia Flores and Ronald Duarte, and other invitees. An afternoon debate on Utopia mediated by Alessandra Vannucci featured contributors including Tania Alice, Marcia Tiburi, and Franco La Cecla (Bologna University). The seminar closed with a musical performance. It was attended by an estimated 40 people in addition to the young performers - a mixture of Maré residents and those from wider Rio who had engaged with other CreativeLab events during the week. Jerry Brotton and Paul Heritage, both involved in the Utopias discussion, identified an opportunity to extend the impact of the research by working with artists from one of Brazil's remaining indigenous communities on the theme of Utopias. Alongside this, the MICROUTOPIAS films from the installation could be re-staged. These proposals were included in a successful Follow-On Funding application to AHRC (reported as a Future Funding outcome)
Start Year 2016
 
Description Utopias 
Organisation United Nations (UN)
Department UN-REDD Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution People's Palace Projects made a grant to the partnership to carry out research on the project 'Utopias'; contributed ideas and contacts for speakers at the 2 days of seminar and discussion activities, with Paul Heritage and Jerry Brotton both contributing directly; and provided technical assistance to mount the MICROUTOPIAS installation.
Collaborator Contribution Creative Lab Artist-Researchers: Alessandra Vannucci, Bambo Soyinka, Cecilia Dinardi, Charles Feitosa, Clelio de Paula. On the occasion of the 5th centenary of the publication of UTOPIA (1516), a work by the English philosopher Thomas More, this project mounted an international, transdisciplinary and immersive colloquium, which enabled participants to exercise their utopic potential through living experience, interaction and performance. Talks, seminars and discussions were programmed alongside a series of workshops exploring movement and relationships between people, a drama performance by young people exploring their personal sense of Utopia, and an exhibition of photo and video portraits about micro-utopias already existing at Maré (MICROUTOPIAS). The aim was to revive the subject of "utopia" beyond its historical failings, restoring the potency of the word invited by More: a happy place that does not exist, but which may come to exist in the future. At a very sensitive moment in Brazilian public life (the seminar was staged during the month the President was impeached), as conflicting promises of future govern our urban life and resistance movements take to the streets of our cities, the project offered a provocation: is it still possible to envision a better world, like many utopists have done in the past?
Impact MICROUTOPIAS, an interactive installation combining short film clips triggered by people exploring the map of the Complexo da Maré, and photographs played via bicycle, was showcased at Galpão Bela Maré on 14th May 2016. Young participants from community groups in Maré and from Spectaculu theatre school presented an open rehearsal of a performance exploring their own personal ideas of Utopia, directed by Alessandra Vannucci. The UTOPIAS seminar began on 18th May at Oi Futuro Flamengo with a public panel at which speakers included Charles Feitosa (UNIRIO), Paul Heritage, Silke Kapp (Federal University of Minas Gerais) and Brazilian public thinker Heloisa Buarque de Hollanda, followed by a discussion. The youth group also presented their final performance on the theme of Utopia. These events were attended by an estimated 80 people. On 19th May at Centro de Artes da Maré and Galpão Bela Maré, the project staged a one day takeover in Portuguese and English, including the MICROUTOPIAS installation running all day, a seminar introduced by the Directors of Redes da Maré and mediated by Cecilia Dinardi, with speakers including Marcus Faustini, Paul Heritage, Jailson de Souza e Silva, and Jerry Brotton and Joad Raymond as video contributors on the topic of More's Utopia; an afternoon of workshops and performances, with contributors including Tania Alice, Rodrigo Abreu and Alexandre Mendes, Navegação Desilha, with Livia Flores and Ronald Duarte, and other invitees. An afternoon debate on Utopia mediated by Alessandra Vannucci featured contributors including Tania Alice, Marcia Tiburi, and Franco La Cecla (Bologna University). The seminar closed with a musical performance. It was attended by an estimated 40 people in addition to the young performers - a mixture of Maré residents and those from wider Rio who had engaged with other CreativeLab events during the week. Jerry Brotton and Paul Heritage, both involved in the Utopias discussion, identified an opportunity to extend the impact of the research by working with artists from one of Brazil's remaining indigenous communities on the theme of Utopias. Alongside this, the MICROUTOPIAS films from the installation could be re-staged. These proposals were included in a successful Follow-On Funding application to AHRC (reported as a Future Funding outcome)
Start Year 2016
 
Description "MicroUtopias" blogged on WeSense's website/Instagram feed 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A photo of the MicroUtopias installation was blogged on WeSense (project partner)'s website using Instagram, increasing dissemination of the project for greater impact. The blog post generated a total of 120 responses and at time of update in March 2017, still had 94 registered Likes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://pansta.net/PandaMediaInfo/1409736515042536658-1108141173
 
Description 16th May 2016 LabCriativo showcase at Oi Futuro Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact During this full evening of events, the opening speeches were made by British Consul-General in Rio de Janeiro, Jonathan Dunn, and Roberto Guimarães, Director of Oi Futuro Flamengo. Presentations were made by the participants of "Gambiarra Lab", and installations were screened from "Visible Rio" ("Shall we be Crime?") and "Transcultural Train" projects, followed by a debate. Audiences also participated in the "Visible Rio" podia in the venue's courtyard and took part in "Building Rio" by adding messages to a mirror brick wall that made visible the change they wanted to see in their city.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://labcriativo.org/info/
 
Description 17th May 2016 LabCriativo showcase at Oi Futuro Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A full evening of events and installations at Oi Futuro Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, included the installation of "Other Registers" (drawing public attention to the level of police homicide in Rio by sonifying the data for fatal interactions between civilians and Rio's miliary police force from 2012 to 2016: installation followed by a debate on public security with local experts including Dr Silvia Ramos, Dr Eliana Sousa Silva); "Affective Map", representing the physical unease felt by women during their daily journeys around the favela of Maré; "Visible Rio", including film projections and installation "Shall we be Crime?" and interactive installation "Podium"; and "Building Rio" in which audiences were encouraged to identify the changes they wished to see in their city and to place them as part of a wall built from mirrored bricks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://labcriativo.org/info/
 
Description 18th May 2016 LabCriativo showcase at Oi Futuro Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A full evening of events and installations at Oi Futuro Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, included the installation of "Museum of Living Exchange", exploring people's awareness of their own relationships and interdependencies through a sound installation; "Utopias", including an opening debate by panellists Heloisa Buarque de Hollanda, Paul Heritage and Charles Feitosa, and a performance on the theme of "Utopia" by young participants from community groups in Maré and from Spectaculu theatre school, directed by Alessandra Vannucci.; "Visible Rio", including film projections and installation "Shall we be Crime?" and interactive installation "Podium"; and "Building Rio" in which audiences were encouraged to identify the changes they wished to see in their city and to place them as part of a wall built from mirrored bricks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://labcriativo.org/info/
 
Description 19th May 2016 LabCriativo Utopias Symposium at Centro das Artes da Maré 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 19th May at Centro de Artes da Maré and Galpão Bela Maré, the project staged a one day takeover in Portuguese and English, including the MICROUTOPIAS installation running all day, a seminar introduced by the Directors of Redes da Maré and mediated by Cecilia Dinardi, with speakers including Marcus Faustini, Paul Heritage, Jailson de Souza e Silva, and Jerry Brotton and Joad Raymond as video contributors on the topic of More's Utopia; an afternoon of workshops and performances, with contributors including Tania Alice, Rodrigo Abreu and Alexandre Mendes, Navegação Desilha, with Livia Flores and Ronald Duarte, and other invitees. An afternoon debate on Utopia mediated by Alessandra Vannucci featured contributors including Tania Alice, Marcia Tiburi, and Franco La Cecla (Bologna University). The seminar closed with a musical performance. It was attended by an estimated 80 people including the young performers and other contributors - the public audience was a mixture of Maré residents and those from wider Rio who had engaged with other CreativeLab events during the week.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://labcriativo.org/utopias/
 
Description B3 Media project page for Gambiarra Lab project within CreativeLab 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact B3 Media created an attractive project page on their main organisational website to increase the dissemination of information about the "Gambiarra Lab" project and associated media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.b3media.net/news/2017/1/17/gambiarra-lab-rio-based-artists-reinvent-discarded-objects-in-...
 
Description Blog on City University website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact City University published a blog post about the "Micro-Utopias" project, disseminating the project's impact among students and colleagues in London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://blogs.city.ac.uk/cci/2016/06/20/art-and-utopia-in-a-brazilian-favela/
 
Description City University blog - Transcultural Train 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact City University created a blog about the "Transcultural Train" project which increased dissemination and awareness of the project among students and researchers at City University and beyond in London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://blogs.city.ac.uk/cci/2016/06/21/creativity-art-and-urban-mobility-in-a-public-train/
 
Description Facebook Event and related posts 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Facebook event was a platform for news about the LabCriativo showcase, funded projects within the "Social Change through Creativity" research and for sharing film/photo outputs and documentation of the research. Over 60 posts achieved a Facebook reach of 76,000 with 4,200 Views and 1,900 people marking the event as Going or Interested.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/events/1517187878590544
 
Description Gambiarra Lab Vimeo 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gambiarra Lab's Vimeo channel gained 344 views for the project's video Teaser.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL https://vimeo.com/164544677
 
Description Gambiarra Lab project website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact B3 Media created the "Gambiarra Lab" website to host a project description and Teaser Trailer for the Gambiarra Lab project exploring how UK-Brazil exchange could stimulate creative economy development pathways in Rio de Janeiro.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL http://gambiarralab.org/about-gambiarra-lab-1/
 
Description Keynote lecture at NECCULT, Porto Alegre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Keynote lecture lecture for 'Dialogues in Creative Economy' series at the Centre for Creative and Cultural Economy (NECCULT), Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Porto Alegre, Brazil, with participation also of the Brazilian Forum for Cultural Rights. The talk was to a diverse and large audience of policy makers, representatives of the Ministry of Culture, creative economy businesses, and academic researchers. The aim was to disseminate the findings of the project and to underline the implications for creative economy policy in Brazil and in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.ufrgs.br/obec/neccult/noticia.php?id=152&titulo=EMPREENDEDORISMO+EM+INDÚSTRIAS+CRIATIVAS+...
 
Description LabCriativo / CreativeLab website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The bilingual LabCriativo / CreativeLab website was created to enable the funded teams to document their project aims and outputs, publicise the schedule of live events during the week long showcase, and to host the digital version of the published catalogue.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL http://www.labcriativo.org
 
Description LabCriativo project page on People's Palace Projects website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact People's Palace Projects website hosts a project page for LabCriativo that includes a summary of the public/engagement activity and shortcuts to the project videos.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL http://www.peoplespalaceprojects.org.uk/en/projects/creative-lab/
 
Description LabCriativo/CreativeLab YouTube Channel 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Two YouTube channels were created to promote the dissemination of video content documenting both the overall research process, including the showcase, and the individual projects. 4 videos were uploaded in the Press section, gaining a total of 604 views, and a further 13 in the Projects section, which were viewed 778 times, making a total of 1382 engagements/viewings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiGHs4ahklpm5XCucSc-UFA/featured
 
Description Media Interview in O Globo with Dr Tori Holmes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact O Globo, Brazil's largest web/print media outlet, interviewed Dr Tori Holmes about her career in research, her participation in LabCriativo, and the uses of digital technology and social media platforms by her team in their collaborative project "Outros Registros/Other Registers", an installation which sought to bring attention and public anger to bear on the statistics for deaths in "other categories" during armed engagements between Rio's military police force and civilians.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://oglobo.globo.com/sociedade/conte-algo-que-nao-sei/tori-holmes-professora-humor-brasileiro-dif...
 
Description Open rehearsal for "Nossos Utopias/Our Utopias" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An open rehearsal for "Our Utopias", a presentation involving young people from Complexo da Maré and Spectaculu Design School as participants, held at Centro de Artes da Maré on 14th May 2016, enabling the students to try-out the performance for public feedback prior to a performance later in the week as part of the showcase in Oi Futuro.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://labcriativo.org/utopias/
 
Description Opening of installation "Micro-Utopias" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "Micro-utopias: Inventive Practices and Imagined Futures" was a collective video-art installation staged on 14th May 2016 at the Galpão Bela Maré, an arts venue located in Rio de Janeiro's largest favela which featured the work of filmmakers Michele Cinque and Evangelia Kraniotti. The installation consisted of an interactive, sensor-based map painted on the floor with fluorescent light, which projected 16 short video-portraits of favela residents engaged in creative initiatives, describing what utopias meant for them and sharing their hopes for a better future. Cecilia Dinardi wrote the curatorial statement of the installation, which commemorated the 500th anniversary of Thomas More's publication, Utopia, and explored the relevance of the utopia concept for understanding the place of favelas in contemporary cities. The installation also included the work of photographers Ratão Diniz, Douglas Lopes and Antonello Venneri, showing ordinary life at the Maré favela. The photographs were projected onto a wall through a mechanism activated by riding a bicycle.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://labcriativo.org/utopias/
 
Description Other Registers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Installation in Sydney, Australia and at QMUL
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Outros Registros in Belfast -- Debating Urban Violence in Rio 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The project Outros Registros was presented as part of the Festival, Imagine Belfast, in a public debate focussed on urban violence in Rio. This festival of ideas and politics is an annual event, which attracts over 4,000 participants and audience members. Its aim to do is encourage participation from people not normally involved in political debate and stimulate discussion of new ideas. Most of its events are free and spread across venues in Belfast. Outros Registro raises issues of policing and security, and stimulates reflection on political violence. It makes the experience of living in peripheral communities in Rio visible to new audiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Performances by participants in "Gambiarra Lab" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gambiarra Lab presented its results to a public audience for the first time at Centro de Artes da Maré on 14th May 2016, in an interactive performance combining elements of digital technology, engineering and coding, repurposed scrap, music, dance, film and animation. This first performance was critical in allowing the emerging creative practitioners of the Gambiarra Lab to gain some critical distance and reflection on their achievements during the previous 3 weeks' intensive workshops, boosting their confidence in the creative outputs they had created during an immersion into a wholly new way of working. The try-out enabled them to develop their presentation further for a performance later in the week as part of the showcase in Oi Futuro.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://labcriativo.org/gambiarra/
 
Description Press Release LabCriativo / CreativeLab 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A Portuguese-language press release about the LabCriativo project and showcase was sent out in Rio de Janeiro and hosted on the project website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://labcriativo.org/br/release/
 
Description Press story on AHRC website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact AHRC featured the "Social Change through Creativity" project in a story about the impact of collaborative research projects through the Newton Fund.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/research/readwatchlisten/features/collaborative-research-with-the-newton-fund/
 
Description Transcultural Train Vimeo 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Transcultural Train's Vimeo channel reached 84 people with their subtitled video documentation of playful creative experiments and performances designed to explore passengers' comfort and the creation of a sense of safe community on public transport.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL https://vimeo.com/170053275
 
Description Visible Rio blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact WeMakePlaces, the community-building organisation where Kate Stewart (CreativeLab participant) makes her main practice in Liverpool, blogged about the "Rio Visivel" project on their website, disseminating awareness of the project's aims and impacts to a local audience in Liverpool.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL http://www.wemakeplaces.org/visible-rio/
 
Description Workshops by "The Museum of Living Exchange" project, 14th May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dance, poetry, music, graffiti and kite-making workshops engaged with around 40 young people at Lona Cultural Herbert Vianna, a community arts centre run by partner organisation Redes da Maré, in Rio's largest favela, Complexo da Maré - one of the most excluded communities in the city and subject to extreme levels of violence from drug gangs and police, poor educational, social and healthcare provision. Children aged from 3 to 12 attended the workshops, exploring dance led by Viviane Macedo, choreographer and wheelchair user, and that integrated a number of participants with disabilities; kite-making that encouraged them to reflect on their dreams and aspirations; music-making that engaged them in UK and Brazilian classical and popular music in an engaging way; and poetry. Children were also encouraged to make use of the "Visible Rio" podium to make public statements about their pride in their own and their friends' contributions to their community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://labcriativo.org/mole/