Casa Rio opened its doors in October 2015 in a building that was once the city’s Theatre Museum, in the Botafogo district at the heart of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Curated by People's Palace Projects do Brasil on behalf of the Secretariat of State for Culture of Rio de Janeiro/FUNARJ, the artists' residency was designed as a multipurpose space dedicated to the development of art, culture and creativity. The venue offers a gallery and performance space and also provides co-working facilities for artists and cultural professionals. There are regular workshops, lectures, readings and screenings in a space that supports new communities to emerge and new collaborations to take root.
This evaluation report was written by Chrissie Tyler about XINGU VILLAGE, an immersive installation piloted at the Horniman Museum in December 2018. The installation provided unprecedented access to the Kuikuro, a community of around 800 people who live in the Xingu, a protected area which is home to 16 indigenous peoples. By combining digital content, captured using world-leading cultural conservation practices, with virtual and augmented reality tools, visitors were taken on a journey to Ipatse village, where they learned about the day to day life, environment and cultural practices of the Kuikuro.
This book was published by Factum Foundation for Digital Technology in Conservation to mark the inauguration of the facsimile of the restored cave of Kamukuwaká.
This book showcases part of the results from the Creative Lab which was curated by Batman Zavareze and Paul Heritage, and produced by Festival Multiplicidade and People’s Palace Projects in association with Creativeworks London, as part of the research project “Social Change through Creativity”, led by Morag Shiach. The programme was funded by the UK’s Arts & Humanities Research Council and Newton Fund and by in kind contributions from partners in Brazil. The final showcase of the selected projects took place at Oi Futuro Flamengo and Redes da Maré from 14-19 May 2016, with support from Agência de Redes para Juventude, Olabi, UNIRIO, UFRJ and CasaRio.