PREMIADOS CONVOCATÓRIA PEF 2018

"PRÉDIO"

ENSAIO 1º COLOCADO DE JAVIER ALVAREZ

In 2013, I started documenting the lives os 400 people squatting q 13-floor former office building in San Paulo’s downtown. I became part f the community wile I was living there, for periods of 6 to 8 weeks at a time, sometimes 2 or 3 times a year. The full body of work consists of a series of photographs, video interviews, and collages. 

On the Thirteen floors of the Marconi squat, nearly four hundred people are waiting for a dignified housing solution. Within it, the notion of home (a space of emotional relationships and identity), becomes fleeting because of memories and expectations of more stable future. Marconi is a place where life stories share common experiences of nostalgia and lass.