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Based in Brazil
Active since 2010
PISEAGRAMA is a non-profit Brazilian magazine about public spaces— urgent, real, and imaginary. In addition to the magazine, PISEAGRAMA performs and promotes public interest actions such as debates, urban experiments, workshops, book publishing and a campaign with proposals for cities.
The non-disciplinary research enhanced by PISEAGRAMA came along with an intensification of the public sphere in Brazil in recent years that exploded in June 2013 and forward. Free public transportation, accessible forms of leisure, walking cities and the recovery of polluted urban waters were all bids in this public agenda.
PISEAGRAMA was started in 2010 as part of a publishing program headed by the Brazilian Ministry of Culture and each one of its first six issues was dedicated to a particular theme: access, progress, playtime, neighborhood, wasted, cultivation. After that the last four issues were produced autonomously: On Walking, Extinction, Self-Organization and Resources. Published two times a year, PISEAGRAMA is edited by Fernanda Regaldo, Renata Marquez, Roberto Andrés, Wellington Cançado, Felipe Carnevalli, Vítor Lagoeiro and Paula Lobato from Belo Horizonte.
PISEAGRAMA has taken part of Archizines (2012), Cidade Gráfica in São Paulo (2015), 15th Biennale di Venezia: Reporting from the Front (2016), PLANA Art Book Festival in São Paulo (2017) and Como se pronuncia design em português, at MUDE in Lisbon (2017).