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The activity carried out by Educativo MCB takes place on September 11th, Saturday, at 10am

The names given to the next object of investigation in our virtual drawing workshop are many. Starting with the most familiar, at least in the city of São Paulo – where the Museu da Casa Brasileira is located – the object is known as a “pipa”. In the interior of the state, “square” and “parrot”.

In Curitiba, they call it “street”. In the north, there are so many other names given to this toy to play with the bird: “curica”, “cambet”, “casqueta”, “jamanta”, “cangula”. Other common names appear in the northeast: “bat”, “hare”, “drink”, “owl”, “tapioca”, “cracker”. In the south and southeast, we find the “pandorgas”, “stylon”, “caliph” wandering through the air.

In Spain and Uruguay, what we call a “kite” is known as a “comet”. The name matters, as it reveals a little of the childhood culture of each place, but the object matters even more; for being one of the few toys capable of experimenting with the sky, dancing in the air and playing with the wind.

The kite culture has a very special appeal to crafts, to manual making, to projections and calculations that involve its creation. Looking at a sky full of kites is like looking at a parade of colors and shapes that bring a part of each person who plays to the sky.

Where do your memories of kites fly?

The activity takes place on Saturday, September 11, from 10am. We will have space and time to exchange ideas and designs. Children and adults are welcome.

What object is that? – Kite | Online drawing workshop
September 11th, Saturday
Opening hours: from 10am to 12pm
Registration by clicking here
Free activity for the whole family

About MCB
The Museu da Casa Brasileira, an institution of the Secretariat of Culture and Creative Economy of the State of São Paulo, 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.

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