The Paper Artist Collective was approached by US brand Excel Blades to try out their range of scalpel handles and blades. The project, named #PACGlobal, had two rounds and collaborations of 34 artists from many different countries.
How is it representing your country / what is it representing?
I was born in São Paulo, Brazil. It’s a huge city, with more than 12 million habitants from all around the country and the world. It’s the largest community of japaneses, italians, portugueses, spanish and lebaneses outside their countries, receiveing over 2,3 million imigrants since 1870. All these people live together in a rich and energetic cultural mix.
I think the architecture is a very good example of that diversity. Since the first construction, Pátio do Colégio, in 1560, the city is constantly being transformed. It embraces constructions from architects like Oscar Niemeyer, Lina Bo Bardi, Ruy Ohtake, Vilanova Artigas and so many more. It’s a crazy non-stop vibrant engine that we kindly call SAMPA!