Exchange: Brazil

Social Focus: Economic Justice
Artist: Santiago X

Exchange: Brazil

Social Focus: Economic Justice
Artist: Santiago X

Photo by Marcus Desimoni is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

With the backdrop of mining history in Minas Gerais, Santiago X’s incubator seeks to mine opportunities for a more sustainable future by strengthening local participants’ roles in their communities. The incubator supports their visions of futurity by utilizing digital interventions to amplify their narratives through experiential hybrid environments. His workshop focuses on generating access to unlocked truths, using technological ideation and production to populate the physical environment with portals for education and contemplation. The incubator includes collective issue-driven discourse, technological demos, and a collaborative team-based work environment from conceptual deep-dives to interactive or experiential installations, culminating in an immersive digital exhibition hosted on aaibrazil.com.

Community Projects

Safety Zone

Safety Zone

We have constructed a world in the form of a labyrinth as a metaphor of total confinement based on reflections of the current moment: living through COVID-19. Relationships are mediated by social media and the online state is a condition of existence in the world...

Aguapé

Aguapé

Aguapé is a species of aquatic plant originating from the freshwater bodies of the hot tropical regions of South America. It is considered a pest species by those who do not understand its potential to remove pollutants from the water...

Resumption

Resumption

The “Resumption” project is based on the need and urgency to imagine possible futures in this present moment. A vision of what “humanity” could be, within the realm of a colonizing western interpretation, no longer serves us...

Dwell

Dwell

Where do we come from? Where are we going? Do these questions matter now? All questions matter, always. They are what allow us to create responses. HABITAR is a universe of possibilities created through art and technology that raises reflections on reality, the future, and the pulsating conditions of inequality in our society...

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Title Address Description
U.S. Embassy Branch Office Belo Horizonte — Brazil
Av. do Contorno, 4520 - Santa Efigênia, Belo Horizonte - MG, 30130-005, Brazil
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Exchange Location

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Exchange Location

U.S. Embassy Branch Office – Belo Horizonte, Brazil

About Our Host Partner, JA.CA

JA.CA is a nonprofit based in the Jardim Canada neighborhood of Belo Horizonte that experiments at the intersection of arts, architecture, and urbanism & design. As an autonomous arts space, JA.CA develops and supports projects that bring art closer to people’s lives by broadening the reflection on artistic processes and by working with local communities, artists, and organizations.

Outreach Partner:

Gambiologia

American Arts Incubator is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs developed in partnership with ZERO1.

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