Here we are, experiencing the future that we planned and researched. It is wonderful when the result of this work appears before our eyes. All events, globally, place us at the forefront of a new generation that, following evolutionary logic, thinks and acts differently. Many of the things that until then were restricted to academics…
Deep Breathing “Breathe Motherfucker!” goes the rally cry of Dutch extreme athlete, Wim Hof, also known as “The Iceman”, for his ability to withstand extreme cold; a feat which he largely attributes to his ‘Wim Hof Breathing Techniques.’ ‘Conscious breathing’ (i.e. awareness of your breathing and developing techniques to improve it) was a key wellness…
Indigenous voices echo through the corridors of art and culture departments in Brazil. Behind this profusion of cultural products related to indigenous issues, there is a constant critical-restlessness: how can we demystify the vast range of cultures unknown to most Brazilians?
Veganism is usually associated with nutrition, however, its philosophy embraces a greater cause. Today, people and brands recognize that veganism is also about ethics, politics, and the environment. This new perspective holds the power to develop a society that protects animals, people and the future.
The traditional knowledge of midwives and faith healers is starting to gain recognition and is being recovered, with new life, by the awakening of a new consciousness that goes hand in hand with a decline in consumption. Projects and brands are seeking more humanist values, prioritizing the reappropriation of women’s bodies, acceptance of organic processes, and reconnection with the sacred.
One of the calls of the 32nd São Paulo Biennial is to unlearn: to reflect and revise what it means to know and to value. A stroll through the exhibition space reveals the places that inspired artists in their works: in the countryside, on the river banks, and in plantations. The exhibition covers Brazil, the Americas, Africa, and so many of us who are uncertain and living in this contemporary world.
In a scenario where the consumption of cosmetics is still heavily based on marketing, some women have decided to take a more natural approach to beauty, replacing an entire shelf of cosmetics with products made at home. A currency exchange occurs in such lowsumer behavior, where you pay for quality and not for the brand. Possibilities include products not tested on animals, vegan recipes, or completely natural formulas.
The contemporary search for spirituality is observed in daily practices that promote self-knowledge above all. Yoga, meditation, veganism, integrative medicine: they are far from dogma and closer to the “true self” and a greater purpose. This emerging behavior is a way of subverting the order of these “liquid times”. The new purposes bypass the logic of capitalism and suggest a more inclusive lifestyle, less focused on the accumulation of capital.
In order to positively guide this great planetary change we are going through, this is the theory: only empty space is capable of producing the truly new and complete standards needed to resolve the complexity of the current problems and co-create a new world. Creative silence is a foundation and generator of formidable ideas. There is nothing more effective at awakening true creativity and allowing the truly new to emerge than silence.
Self-sufficient and sustainable communities in harmony with the environment are growing in popularity. In addition to their ecological focus, these communities also integrate economic, social, and cultural aspects through participatory management and permaculture. Ecovillages offer a post-modern way of life where we all work, have a voice, and collaborate.