Streets of Brixton
As part of the Living Archaeology of the Place programme, in 2012-2013 Aldaterra Projects developed a new collaboration with Holy Trinity Primary School in Brixton, Taru Arts Group, UCL Department of Information Studies, and the association Abrir to explore Brazilian heritage in London with 60 school children from Year 2 and Year 4. The project was a creative response to Alda Terracciano’s installation Streets of… 7 cities in 7 minutes which children visited at Rich Mix at the beginning of the activities.
Between January and April 2013 the project team delivered workshops on Brazilian culture, Capoeira, Samba, drumming, costume making, filming, oral history, archiving and writing. Activities were linked to curriculum subjects such as history, geography, and art to offer teachers new ideas on how to teach Brazilian culture. The project culminated in the creation of a film on Brazilian sensory heritage in London with interviews to members of the local community; a sharing event on 25th April 2013 at Holy Trinity Primary School; and a photo exhibition at Brixton Library in April-May 2013.