The Brazil Expedition

Brazilian Welcome Culture

We began our expedition to Brazil in Fortaleza in Northeast Brazil. Said to be one of the most dangerous cities in the country, we were up for an intense start.

What hit us were the massive security measures taken. Almost all of the houses were surrounded by walls with barbed wire and electric fences and we were strongly advised not to roam the streets after dark. The homeless spent their nights in cardboard boxes infront of shops whilst the busy seaside promenade was guarded by heavely armed police day and night.

After a few days confined to the hostel and limited to using taxis after dark, all of us were aching for some space. However the people living in Fortaleza seemed content with their situation, they were welcoming and friendly and we all took to the taste of Vitaminas and Suco (smoothies). We were able to gain insight into their lives and could reflect on our feelings in the exhibition NOT WELCOME which took place at Sabrado Dr. Jose Lorenco museum in the centre of Fortaleza.

Having spent 10 very intense days preparing the exhibition and taking detours around the periphery of the city, the group split up and we set out to experience the country by ourselves. Some went on to see Brazil´s capital city Brasilia that was designed by star architect Oskar Niemeyer. Others travelled south along the coast to Rio and Sao Paulo.

Ankunft Klassenzimmer Amazonas

Ankunft Klassenzimmer Amazonas

Ankunft Klassenzimmer Amazonas 2

Ankunft Klassenzimmer Amazonas 2

Brasilia 2

Brasilia 2

Brasilia

Brasilia

Brasilia 3

Brasilia 3

Gartenzaun welcome

Gartenzaun

der Nachbar

der Nachbar

Hausmeister

Hausmeister

hinter Gitter 2

hinter Gitter 2

hinter Gitter

hinter Gitter

im fahrbaren Klassenzimmer

im fahrbaren Klassenzimmer

Klassenzimmer 794

Klassenzimmer

Klassenzimmer 801

Klassenzimmer

Klassenzimmer 802

Klassenzimmer 802

Klassenzimmer 804

Klassenzimmer

Klassenzimmer Amazonas

Klassenzimmer Amazonas

Klassenzimmer Boot

Klassenzimmer Boot

museo Sobrado

museo Sobrado

mobile Nähstube

mobile Nähstube

Strassenhändler

Strassenhändler

willkommen in Brasilien

willkommen in Brasilien

Tons Vitaminas Bar

Tons Vitaminas Bar