ARTIGO “CULTURA DO MORAR NO MCB: IDENTIDADE E REPRESENTAÇÃO”, POR GIANCARLO LATORRACA
Photo from the exhibition Remnants of the Atlantic Forest & MCB Collection | Renato Parada
This work seeks to problematize issues intrinsic to the constitutive nature of the Museu da Casa Brasileira (MCB), located in its trajectory through the observation of the exhibitions of its collection, associated with actions related to the construction of material and immaterial heritage about living in Brazil, in analysis of its formation from the founding of the Museum to the present day.
In its origin, the MCB contains significant challenges, whose historical development points us to contradictions of great complexity, associated with the idea of forming a representative heritage of our culture through the ways of living, specifically through the habitat bias, the houses with their objects. everyday situations, considering the extensive territoriality and the diversity of solutions posed by Brazilian civilization throughout its history and contemporaneity.
Considering that this analysis is focused on some fundamental points for the constitution of its central museological heritage, we ask: how can we manage to build a representative memory of the Brazilian House on this scale of scope and form a heritage that is coherent with the different social realities presented? A Museu da Casa Brasileira, of which house, of which Brazilians? We seek to elucidate such problematizations observed throughout its history, which is still being elaborated.
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* Giancarlo Latorraca: Technical Director of the Museu da Casa Brasileira. Architect, currently, he is a doctoral student at the Graduate Program of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at USP, in the area of Design, with a line of research on theory and history of design and guidance from Professor Dr. Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos.
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