International Cartonera ‘Encontro’ at Casa do Povo, São Paulo

By | Events, Meet Up

Accompanying the exhibition, we organised a two-day event with the participation of 25 cartonera actors, writers, poets, thinkers and academics from Mexico, Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina, the UK and the US. The encuentro took place on 7-8 November 2018 in the Casa do Povo, comprising a series of roundtable discussions and a reflective workshop around the theme of resistence.

Conversations focused on the social and / or political role of a cartonera publisher, the cartonera book as object and text, and the criteria that cartonera editors employ to choose the works they publish. This meet-up prompted fruitful discussions and debates, which will be invaluable to the research team, and which provided an opportunity for knowledge exchange between the participants.

International Cartonera Exhibition at Casa do Povo, São Paulo

By | Events, Exhibition

Curated by Alex Flynn and Beatriz Lemos, the exhibition ‘Cartonera’ is based upon an ethnographic collaboration between the AHRC research team and diverse cartonera publishers from Brazil and Mexico and beyond. To be held at the Casa do Povo, São Paulo from 27th October 2018 – 15th January 2019, the exhibition will present a panorama of the cartonera phenomenon, presenting over 100 books from different cartoneras across Latin America, and contextualizing the rapid growth of this movement.

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