What would it be of the city with no toys, no swings, no trees and no people enjoying all this? Empty vessels under overpasses filled with cars, buried on rivers
“A Cidade é para Brincar” turns Viaduct in the Valley of Anhangabaú and Minhocão, Sao Paulo in a cultural toy park for users between 0-99 of age.
The goal: the activation of the space by doing what people like to do in childhood: to play and swing.
The project “Virada Cultural 2013” is another intervention in the public space of São Paulo that continues the work of Basurama in Brazil since 2007 with projects like “Bras-Madri”, “Parque de Diversões Minhocão” (with MUDA_collective) and “O Lixo não Existe”.
In the intervention were used discarded materials such as banner advertising elements, tires and viaduct spans.
“A Cidade é para Brincar” is an intervention of art, architecture and life created for Cultural Turn in 2013.
The Brazilian collective Basurama is dedicated since 2001 to the management and production of various cultural events.
In most projects they emphasize the importance of public spaces as a meeting and interaction in cities and the need to extend the life of certain materials do not end up in the trash.
“A Cidade é para Brincar” is the latest urban intervention done by team Basurama, and it was presented at the festival “Virada Cultural 2013” which is held every year in São Paulo and aims to bring art and people culture through various events such as interventions in public spaces, workshops, concerts, plays, etc.
The intervention consisted of dozens of swings hanging from the Viaduct do Cha, the first engineering project of this type built in the city.
Located in the Valley Anhangabaú, the installation was a privileged place as it is located in the heart of São Paulo.
It is an intervention of an existing structure; the intervention can be partial or overall depending of each individual case.
It is based on the removal and/or modification of its mass, and the addition of architectural elements to define new functions such as retail, commerce, entertainment areas and public spaces commonly open to the public.