Economic Dignity

Maintaining economic dignity across socio-political divides is fundamental to attaining social justice and ensuring basic human rights for all. This line of inquiry explores how the economic dignity of communities is compromised and/or preserved in varying geopolitical, urban, sub-urban and rural contexts.

The Curse of Geography: Western Newfoundland

Sidd Joag, New York City, United States 
Rebecca Peeler, New York City, United States 
German Andino, Bilbao, Spain 

http://curseofgeography.artseverywhere.ca The Curse of Geography is an on-going series of investigative projects focused on the relationship of geographic isolation or proximity on social justice, human rights and public policy in selected locations around the world. Our reports are produced in multi-media format and in partnership with artists, journalists, NGOs, academic...

The Curse of Geography

German Andino, Bilbao, Spain 
Alberto Arce, Mexico City, Mexico 
Sidd Joag, New York City, United States 

http://curseofgeography.artseverywhere.ca/ The Curse of Geography is an on-going series of investigative projects focused on the relationship of geographic isolation or proximity on social justice, human rights and public policy in selected locations around the world. Our reports are produced in multi-media format and in partnership with artists, journalists, NGOs, academic...

Sleeps a Man

Joshua Furst, New York City, United States 

Outside the Edifício Copan sleeps a man. On the steps of a church across from Praça Princesa Isabel, sleeps a man. In a folding chair in the dusty median along the Via Prof. Simão Faiguenboim, sleeps a man. In Praça Franklin Roosevelt, under a banyan tree, sleep four men, shrouded...

Profile: Nazaré Brazil – The Cultural Occupation at São João

Sidd Joag, New York City, United States 

October 2010 – Some three hundred people, mostly women, children, and the elderly walked in holding candles and singing Evangelical songs. The new residents of the abandoned former Hotel Columbia on São João Street had tricked the police and were now in control—one of the seventeen buildings that were occupied...

Profile: Abdoulaye – The Accidental Paulistano

Sidd Joag, New York City, United States 

It’s not uncommon to see a group of brown and black men standing, sitting, or laying outside of a non-descript building, on a dead end street in the Mooca Bresser neighborhood of São Paulo. Once you pass through a single metal door, you find yourself outside a waiting room where...

The Starting Point: Tarcísio’s Bar

Raphael Daibert, São Paulo, Brazil 

Built in 1955 by the architect Aron Kogan: 14 Bis, Caravelle, and Demoiselle are three buildings collectively known as Conjunto Santos Dumont, named after the first airplanes built by the Brazilian aviation pioneer Santos Dumont. On the ground floor, under a marquis, between the two most emblematic buildings on Rua...