Monday, 26 December 2011


Olafur Eliasson's colour labyrinth (with a wink to Oiticica and Buren) inside Sesc Pompeia, as part of his exhibition curated by Jochen Volz as part of Video Brasil

the handicrafts workshops at SESC Pompeia

Olafur Eliason's waterfall

the concrete with marks of the foamwork

photo of the factory in the 70s, before it was transformed into SESC Pompeia.
"Nobody transformed anything, we found a factory with a beautiful structure and an important original architecture... the children would run, the teenagers would play football under the rain falling from the roofs, laughing when the ball splashed on the water... We only added some small things: a bit of water, a staircase..." Lina Bo Bardi on her intervention on SESC Pompeia

SESC Pompeia's inauguration plaque in 1982 by military dictator João Baptista de Oliveira Figueiredo.
It is incredible that such a space of freedom and democracy, with such an avant grade programme (still today) of activities (culture + sport + leisure + dentists + theatre + library, etc) happening together, was built during that time.

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