The Careables Latin America open event on February 5th 2020 in Olinda, a UNESCO World Heritage site, was a vibrant evening gathering.

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The event opened with CASA CRIATURA (@casacriatura) collective – the event and Lab.i Olinda host – presenting their strategies for the restoration of heritage buildings while reinvigorating and strengthening the city we love through immaterial heritage. Later, a presentation about the Global Innovation Gathering – GIG, showed how the event related to different contexts around the globe. This was followed by GIG members explaining the Careables initiative, its international consortium, its methodologies and toolkits, its prototypes and its desired outcomes. At last, different perceptions about health and shared manufacturing and digital fabrication portraited what are Careables Latin America main objectives and expected results during the meetings to happen on the Fridays to come.   

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During the next session nine initiatives, organisations and startups from Olinda and Recife presented their work related to the central evening theme:

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This was followed by final talk by members from Secretary of Health of Olinda, presenting how they care for the Afro-Brazilian population in the city throughout 290 afro-orishas-based-religious-temples around the city. Also, they presented their main projects on caring for people with disabilities. And a particular effort on reducing cigarette smoking on both communities. The Health Secretary also pointed out opportunities to work together in some regular programs and the sure on having their personnel taking part in Careables meetings to come.

The event closed with a special presentation from Catarina Dee Jah (@quitutesdeejah) of Lia de Itamaracá latest album, Ciranda Sem Fim, and people could chill out while networking on the bar.

In the end, 40 people shared their mobile numbers to join a WhatsApp Group on Careables Olinda.

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You can check more pictures and videos on the official Flickr page.

This report was originally published on Nuclino.

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