We are so excited to have editor Paula Autran from Globo a part of our team. Paula wrote the first article on our research and we are looking forward to a continued dialogue with her. See article here: Arquitetura temporária das alegorias vira objeto de estudo premiado
After Carnaval, we visited Cidade do Samba again and were able to glimpse into the interiors of the floats. The disassembled fragments sparked our excitement to trace the construction of the floats next year.
There are many scales in which the floats live. Often the costumes oscillate between that of a person…..…to that of a float. Others are simply fields that become spatialized through multiplicity.Unidos Tijuca Mangueira
To our surprise the beginning and ends of the parade were some of the most exciting moments where the carvalãos lifted people in and out of the air in boxes suspended by a single cable. The scene was that of a seemingly disorganized sport with a million rules that made no sense, and yet worked. As each float made […]
I created this map to try and understand the route that the floats take to get from Cidade do Samba to Sambadromo. Depsite many conversations about this, I still think this map is wrong. But what it begins to show is how many of the streets become filled with floats leading up to, during, and after they […]
The floats immerse themselves in the traffic as they make their way from Cidade do Samba and the Barracãos to Sambadromo. Photographs by Aron Nussbaum
These images may be completely normal to the average carioca, but as an outsider, they are so surreal!
Our collaborating research assistant, Gabriela Folly, joined us on the second night of the special schools as Lucy in the sky with diamonds.
Carnaval in Rio is not only about the floats, revelers party all day throughout the city streets in parties called Blocos. There were about ninety listed this year, with some of the most exciting ones starting at 6 am in Santa Teresa. We groggily sipped our coffee, while the locals drank beer. The Blocos don’t necessarily relate to the […]