There was a time when the fire with which food was cooked was the same fire that guaranteed the protection of human groups from the attack of wild animals. Given the degree of its importance, the element fire was subjected to domestication processes that transported it from the center of clearings – an ancestral point for exchanging stories – to the heart of modern homes, in the kitchen, where – despite its small size – it was lovingly christened “stove”. Thus, the stove is the subject of our next workshop “What is this object?”.
There are one-burner stoves and six-burner stoves, there are the compact ones – suitable for camping – and the large, industrial, wide-mouthed stoves that cook for many people.
From the hinterlands of Brazil, we still have news of those solid clay stoves, made of the same material with which the house itself is built. Some feed on coal, others are electric, full of schedules and powered by piped gas. And your stove, how is it?
Even though it has been modernized so much, the stove continues to function as a meeting point around which, while we wait for the “xepa”, “rango” or lunch, we continue to exchange recipes and advice for a good life.
Take part in this workshop – which makes up the programming of the Museu da Casa Brasileira for the 14th Spring of Museums – and come and exchange some heat with us.
What object is that? | Online drawing workshop
September 26, Saturday at 10 a.m | Free
* Children from 6 years old accompanied by a guardian
* Activity for the whole family.
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The Museu da Casa Brasileira, an institution of the Secretary of Culture and Creative Economy of the State of São Paulo, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2020, is dedicated to the preservation and diffusion of the material culture of the Brazilian house, being the only museum in the country specialized in architecture and design. The MCB’s program includes temporary and long-term exhibitions, with an agenda that also includes educational service activities, debates, lectures and publications contextualizing the museum’s vocation for the formation of critical thinking on topics such as architecture, urbanism, housing, economics creativity, urban mobility and sustainability. Among its numerous initiatives, the Design MCB Award stands out, the main segment award in the country held since 1986; and the Casas do Brasil project, to rescue and preserve memory about the rich diversity of living in the country.
The MCB is temporarily closed. In the current scenario, MCB adapts its content to digital, making several materials available in its #MCBemcasa campaign and the #CulturaemCasa platform. Among the content launched, there is a virtual visit, playlists, articles and activities on social networks. Follow!
Museu da Casa Brasileira_ Av. Faria Lima, 2705
Phone: (11) 3032-3727
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