What We Do
We share about turbans, head wraps, afro-brazilian culture and aesthetics through workshops, performances, researches, audiovisual, pattern collection and markets. We are focused on bring beauty to empower, talk about politics, play with prints and shapes, register a legagy and fight against racism. We love to travel, to find meanings, to inspire and be inspired by people. We've bringing the project to a wide range of festivals, conferences, street parties and unique events in cities around the world (including Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Salvador, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Brussels, Madrid, Barcelona and Dublin). Here are a few of the work we've done recently.
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RIO DE CONTAS: A sign saying I MAKE TURBANS, loads of printed scarves, mirrors, and short conversations about what is that, what the person do. After all a smile looking at the mirror, and maybe a reconnection.
Incorporating the historical and multicultural context, the workshop begins by emphasizing the chronology of turbans and their principal significations in different cultures around the world, with a principal focus on Afro-Brazilian culture. With scarves in hand, investing in the practical method of DIY, various methods of wrapping and binding are taught in a fluid and friendly class, which reveres beauty and diversity, carrying with it above all, the vision that positions the turban as an icon of black culture and as a crown of African queens.