News from Instituto Procomum – May 2021

News from Instituto Procomum – May 2021

Publication discusses the role of art in the crisis (UN)Farm: The End Of The World As We Know is a publication that compiles the thinking of 15 artists, activists and commoners from Brazil around communities, politics, aesthetics and imagination. The Cycle was based on the thoughts of Brazilian artists such as Ailton Krenak, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Eduardo Viveiros de Castro and Débora Danowski, whose works approached the concept of the end of the world in different ways.The participants in the conversation cycle were invited to produce texts with reflections on the topic., which can be read and downloaded for free in its online version. https://issuu.com/institutoprocomum/docs/ip_desfazenda-en-v1 Eight citizen innovation actions and ideas for climate change To support communities, economies and the environment to adapt to the impacts caused by climate change, the Instituto Procomum and the British Council Brazil launched this year the second edition of Climate Change LAB. Among them, it is worth mentioning the construction of the Guarani Culture House and Community Kitchen in...
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Collaboration and arts against the economic crisis and precarious work

Collaboration and arts against the economic crisis and precarious work

The Project A Colaboradora – Arts and Communities of the Instituto Procomum has already selected the 12 artists participating in the second edition via open call. More than 80 artists subscribed from all over the region. This time, the artists will be part of an open and cooperative arts school that will help them to develop their own habilities and their projects in the territory in Bacia do Mercado, Santos port district, São Paulo State, Brazil. A region marked by poverty and inequality, but of historical and cultural importance for the region and the country. Art is our tool for creating true bonds. In addition to project development and mentoring, artists must also exchange services with each other. Stimulating another possible economy in which artists and creators are direct victims of the economic crisis and precarious work. For now, the participants are going through the initial three-month mentoring and then they will develop their projects in the six-month period. Originally published at Lab Procomum. ...
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LAB Procomum: Creating a citizen innovation Lab to promote the commons

LAB Procomum: Creating a citizen innovation Lab to promote the commons

LAB Procomum is a citizen innovation laboratory maintained by Instituto Procomum since 2017 in Santos, São Paulo State, Brazil. In partnership with Bela Baderna the Lab produced a short video capturing some of the core projects and stories. Find out what it's like to build a citizen innovation laboratory dedicated to the promotion of commons, to prototyping solutions to daily problems and improving people’s lives: https://youtu.be/kK_8VTZcXwo English and Spanish subtitles available. Originally published at Lab Procomum. ...
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Radio Amnesia: Support Indigenous Communication in Brazil

Radio Amnesia: Support Indigenous Communication in Brazil

Amnesia is a network of free radios, web sites and itinerant radio experiences that believe in access to media production and content dissemination as a tool to achieve the fundamental rights of life in society, especially for indigenous and original communities. We aim to build a secure and private communication network for the thousands of indigenous communities and traditional people inside Brazilian territory, providing these communities with tools and training for private and secure communication. Furthermore, hosting platforms that can help to propagate local cultures, strongly characterized in their oral form since the pre-Columbian period in the Americas and during the later African diaspora miscegenation. So, it expects to actively contribute to the preservation of Brazilian indigenous practices and inheritances and to foster the safe dissemination of traditional knowledge and wisdom, ensuring South America’s native populations their right to freedom and expression. The Amnesia Network of Free Radios has been acting in indigenous and traditional communities in northeastern Brazil for eight years. Since...
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Meeting your neighborhood friends, activists and makers – open:fora at r0g Agency

Meeting your neighborhood friends, activists and makers – open:fora at r0g Agency

Together with Open Source Ecology Germany e.V., and with the support of the Guerrilla Foundation and GIGgers in Berlin we from r0g Agency held our first open:fora 'street meet' … a rather spontaneous artistic and cultural action intended to complement the week of re:publica. At a time where we felt that cultural activism and open culture is being subverted by a growing political rejection of societal freedoms we ran a series of thematic events and cocktails bringing our friends and colleagues from the open tech and culture communities, artists and social activists together to zoom in on specific projects and stories we are working on. It was a great opportunity to meet new and old friends and get their feedback on new initiatives, such as the Migrant Media Network (MMN). Based on our #defyhatenow initiative in South Sudan, MMN, conceived by our colleague Thomas G. Kalunga, focuses on social media as a peacebuilding and migrant information system. Piloting with Ghanaian...
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A Colaboradora: Fostering creativity and collaboration through the principles of self-management, care and social currency

A Colaboradora: Fostering creativity and collaboration through the principles of self-management, care and social currency

Last April Procomum Institute launched the new edition of the A Colaboradora (The Collaborator) programme. The Collaborator is a collaborative platform that brings together a collective work environment and a free school. Created by the Procomum Institute, it is inspired by the project "La Colaboradora", a program of the social innovation ecosystem Zaragoza Activa, in Spain. During the process, 25 young social entrepreneurs who carry out projects in the creative sectors, such as visual arts, music, theater, dance, circus, opera, publishing, literature, audiovisual, design, fashion, gastronomy, architecture, software, games, handicrafts, festivals, museums , libraries and the integrated arts, were selected, focusing especially on women, lgbtqi, indigenous people and Afro-Brazilians. The group will be with Procomum for one year, working through a mixed methodology of education, incubation and exchange programs. In 2019 the project is being realized in partnership with three British organizations: Haarlem Artspace, Junction Arts and Advantage Creative and has support from the British Council. Now the...
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