We are currently finalising details with Central St Martins and co-ordintators in Brazil, for a trip to Sao Paulo early in December 2017 The gathering together of supporting materials for workshops and publish information about those visiting from the UK as well as those supporting and hosting the initiative, so they are ready for translation to Brazilian Portuguese.
Our plan is to meet and work with groups from the Occupied Housing movement and suburban favelas, to share skills and learn more about the current conditions for people living in this huge city as it undergoes rapid transformation and widening poverty gap.
In our preparation for public workshops, meet-ups and socialising, we have been researching the measures required to translate the technical and academic writing, working notes and tool guides.
Using wordpress plugin Polylang provides a method of blogging in multiple languages which are then filtered in the local language version as set in viewers webrowser.
Using the Mazi toolkit, CSM staff and students will prepare a custom template disk image to take with us. It will be ready to hold the photogrammetry images and models of social spaces, catalogs of community archives featuring key accounts of resistance and action as well as a set of collective awareness platform tools to support activities underway across the city in the struggle for social housing and respect for human rights of all citizens.