The Goethe Institute São Paulo, Casa das Caldeiras and CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER held the “how to construct gardens in unusual locations” workshop by lanchonete.org in an occupation in the centre of São Paulo.
Materials such as plastic boxes, bags, banners and bamboo were reused for the implementation of a garden inside a high rise building. The Polish architect Jakub Szczesny led the first part of the workshop from the 5th to 6th of September. As part of the workshop a bamboo construction was designed and built to serve as a vertical garden.
On the 12th and 13th of September, CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER taught how to plant and cultivate food and donated seedlings, garden mould and organic compost to the workshop participants and residents. A group of 30 people made up of residents and people interested in urban agriculture took part in the workshop.
The São João occupation is located in the República district in the center of São Paulo. The occupation includes a cultural center open to anybody. Besides, it has good relations to the Escola da Cidade, an educational institution which qualifies architects and urban planners.
The Goethe Institute São Paulo and the Casa das Caldeiras, a well-known cultural institution of São Paulo, sponsored the workshop. The cultural platform lanchonete.org, partner of CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER, planned and organized the event.