O DIVERSOS emerges as a voice space and diffusion of the nuances of diversity with the aim of stimulating critical thinking.
It’s an illustrated book with narratives that tell the story of artists and their projects in the perspective of diversity of gender, age, people with disabilities, race and beliefs. Through photography, artistic works will be captured in all their aesthetic beauty and, at the same time, they will approach diversity in all its artistic and cultural range, valuing artists and works and stimulating critical thinking.
+WE ARE DIVERSOS
We are Diversos
It is the introduction on the theme and lead readers on the journey chosen to address the issue of diversity through photography.
Of all genders
In this chapter we will have a brief discussion on the issue of gender and we will begin to include the artists and their works that in some way are related to the rights and citizenship.
Of all colors and dreams
In this chapter we intend to open a discussion about artists, race and ethnicity, valuing the knowledge and proposals, presenting the works and history of them.
We are all like this
This chapter will bring works by people with disabilities in the fields of music, dance, theater, among others, who use art as a way to overcome their limitations.
Of all Beliefs
In a country where a religious syncretism is a reality we will rescue artists and works performed by men and women from different religions and beliefs that make up part of the mystical universe and the sacred Brazilian.
Time to create
In this chapter we will discuss and introduce artists of various ages (young, adult and old) who produce art and relate to life and knowledge without limits.
+BEHIND THE SCENES
“Kazuo Wakabayashi’s house is located in a quiet street in the neighborhood of Jabaquara, south of Sao Paulo, just a few meters from the Mabe’s residence. There’s no coincidence here: when he arrived in Brazil in 1961, Wakabayashi became a friend and protege of Manabu Mabe (1924-1997), an already respected plastic artist back then. Wakabayashi’s studio, a kind of shed at the back of the house, faces the trunks of a small bamboo. It has a very calm vibe – the same calmness transmitted by the look and speech of the octogenarian painter when he speaks of his life in Japan and when we he moved to the Brazil. On the day of our conversation – and now we can say it was coincidence – Japan played against Belgium for the last 16 of the World Cup. The tumult in the Mabe’s property contrasted with the almost monastic environment in Wakabayashi’s place. In the photo, Wakabayashi is photographed in his studio by the photographer Fernando Martinho. “
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The Educare Network has among its values respect for human diversity, and with Diversos our goal is to contribute to the reflection on the theme from the artistic bias. From the young dancer from the outskirts of Sao Paulo to the legendary cordelist of Pernambuco, from the pop singer and songwriter of Salvador to the transgender actress of Curitiba, dozens of hours of interviews and thousands of kilometers traveled were needed to build a precious mosaic of ethnic, religious, physical, generational and gender variety of Brazil.
Rede Educare promotes meetings between producers and companies that believe in culture, sports, health and social actions. One of the missions of the company is to open the dialogue between producers spread throughout Brazil to link them to each other and to investors who also believe in these dreams. As a cultural producer, the company carries out projects focused on education, sustainability, training of readers and new audiences through the implementation of libraries and theaters.
Jeferson de Sousa
Screenplay and production of texts
Graphic Design and Art Direction
Photographic direction and photographer
Ana Paula Paiva