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Written by Felipe RT


Country Brazil

November 06, 2017

Translated by Sonia Dias

Photo: Luisa Brito

“Pimp Nossa Cooperativa” event took place in July 21th 2017 at the cooperative Cooper Viva Bem, São Paulo, Brazil. There, around 300 people participated,  amongst them members of the cooperative and their families, artists, and supporters. Besides graffiti painting which aimed at changing the visual identity of the space the event also had workshops on urban agriculture, yoga, meditation, and medical services. This coop was founded in 2004 and has 74 members most of them women who work in sorting activities. Read more about the cooperative and the event in the article in Portuguese or check the photo gallery at Pimp My Carroça.

Photo: Luisa Brito

This article is part of the series “Scenes from the Heart of Recycling”.
Felipe RT (Andres Felipe Rodrigues Torres) is part of UNAL, UNICAMP and USP.