A consequence of the encounters and divergences of those who were born there and those who landed there, metropolises are a stage for diversity like no other. Complex, intense, dynamic territories that arouse different feelings in its inhabitants and are also influenced by the moment that each individual is going through in their particular life.

As the Welsh cultural critic Raymond Williams wrote:

“Every aspect of personal life is radically affected by the quality of general life, and yet the general life is seen at its most important in completely personal terms”

‘The Long Revolution’

Photo: Paulina Malvaez, Mexico City

We know that it is not possible to account for all the images and stories that inhabit the big cities. We don’t have this pretension. In developing this proprietary project we remark on life in four Latin American metropolises: São Paulo (BR), Mexico City (MX), Santiago (CL) and Buenos Aires (ARG), by way of desk research, photos, interviews and reports/statements.

Mexico City
Buenos aires
Sao Paulo

Metropolises show us what we have in common and what makes us unique.

Sao Paulo – Avenida Paulista

This is the main proposal of “ViveLatinus”; an invitation to stroll through the streets, get to know neighborhoods and visit some houses. This exercise of connection and inspiration will be able to help us as Latin Americans to understand who we are and what we want to be.  

Maria Elisa Cevasco

Brazilian Specialist, Material Culture

Foto: Sabrina Guimarães, Sao Paulo

Foto: Mário Álvarez, Santiago

Foto: Mário Álvarez, Santiago

Foto: Sabrina Guimarães, Sao Paulo