Buritis: under construction



published in Jan. 4, 2019, 9 a.m.

Territories Other

This is a short essay by Eduardo de Jesus, one of the organizers and also member of the OT jury.

The (social) space is a (social) product
Henri Lefebvre

What territories do we produce and invent in the typical disputes and interactions of everyday life? How to produce-invent territories in the heterogeneous domain of contemporaneity between real and virtual? How do these spaces work? These are some of the issues that point to and animate the project Outros Territorios (Other Territories) and which ask us for panoramic and transdisciplinary visions to perceive the complexity present in the operations between fixed and flows that characterize spaces and their dynamics.

The spaces with their ephemeral occupations, as proposed by the project, sliding through different fields of knowledge such as art, architecture, urbanism and geography among many others can trigger new visions about territorialities, their modes of use and connections with the environment. From the powers triggered by the ephemeral occupations may emerge experiences that - in the urgency of the city and its assemblages - reverberate in our processes of subjectivation to reach new ways of seeing and interacting with the city and its flows.

If the permanence of the more fixed forms of occupation of spaces and territories activates our memory between collective and personal, experiencing the ephemeral propositions (which can displace-invent uses and functions) is the same as opening a line of escape to other freer imaginations, like the construction of a fleeting memory of the city in motion reconfiguring not only our ways of perceiving space and time, but the whole set of social, cultural and political relations that affect our experiences in the territories of the city.


published in Jan. 2, 2019, 8 a.m.

Buritis neighborhood - as it was in the 2000s




source: Vazio S/A archive


published in Dec. 20, 2018, 9 a.m.

Jury member: Antonio Yemail

Next member: Antonio Yemail!

Antonio is a talented architect and industrial designer from the Javeriana University of Bogotá. Since 2007, he has been directing Yemail Arquitectura (formerly Oficina Informal), a studio focused on the research, design and production of cultural infrastructure and productive spaces, and experiments with different techniques and scales in the city.

He is co-editor of Archipelago de Arquitectura, and Teoria de Conjunto (Mesa Editores 2010 and 2016). His works have been published in several specialized magazines, such as Harvard Design Magazine, Arquitectura Viva and Proyecto Diseño, among others. Among the awards he received are those of the Ibero-American Biennial, the XX Biennial of Architecture in Quito, and the VIII BIAU. He was nominated for the Iakov Chernikhov International Award for Young Architects (2014), for the Rolex Mentor and Protegé Arts Initiative (2012), and the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize 2014/2015. His work has already been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in Medellín (2009), the Architecture Museum of Buenos Aires (2009), the 12th Venice Biennale (2010), and at El Matadero, Madrid 2.0 (2014), among others.

Yemail Arquitectura


published in Dec. 8, 2018, 9 a.m.

Arts Overpass

Some pictures of the Arts Overpass (Viaduto das Artes), the venue of the Outros Territorios exhibition to be showcased in March 2019. This cultural space would never be a reality if it were not the personal commitment of sculptor Leandro Gabriel, who also uses part of the Viaduct as his atelier.







published in Dec. 4, 2018, 7 a.m.