The New School's Design Studies Forum is presenting this series. Every week Latin America will be featured from a different angle, always maintaining a focus on its spatiality and the connections to the urban environment and its society, with discussions about cities, urban democracy, social justice, public spaces, the commons, amongst others. Here's one highlight:
Elevado 3.5 (3.5 Overpass), Brazil
From down on the street to the highest floor of its surrounding buildings, Overpass 3.5 documents the life around the Minhocão (Big Worm), a 3.5km (2.1 miles) elevated highway in downtown São Paulo built during the Brazilian military dictatorship. Both above and below the overpass, within the system of power that runs the city and in its shadows, the documentary presents a dive into different characters' personal stories.
New York: April 6 - 27 at The New School.