São Paulo Survival Kit, Workshop
With almost 20 million inhabitants, greater São Paulo is the fourth most populous urban area in the world after Tokyo, Seoul and Mexico City. It makes up 15% of the entire GDP of South America. Its citizens spend on average eight years of their lives travelling from home to work to home again — a favela, for one out of ten of them.
The workshop was led by Patrick Waterhouse with Cosimo Bizzarri and organized by Mesa e Cadeira. They worked with 15 local professionals to produce an alternative survival kit to São Paulo. They took portrait shots in the streets, collected statistics about the city and asked passers-by to give an insight on what and what not to do.
The final results are pictured here. Among the many things included is a prayer that will make you rich, a husband whom women can rent to solve their problems and a neighborhood so wealthy that it has more heliports than bus stops.