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to Apr 16 | ART AND MUSIC FAREWELL FESTIVAL | LARGO Residências: Adeus, Intendente! | FREE-TBD
April 14, 2022 @ 15:00 - April 16, 2022 @ 23:00FREE-TBD
Real estate. In an ironic way, it’s really kind of destroying this city. But the human spirit marches on, and so, here’s what the organizers of this bittersweet three-day farewell party say:
“April 17, 2022, will be the last open day of LARGO Residências in Largo do Intendente, and for that, we invite everyone who was part of our history to join a last cultural program.
In 2020, the end of the accommodation unit occurred, precipitated by the pandemic, but marked, in recent months, by the care for the other that has always marked us, welcoming migrants with Covid-19 in our rooms. Now, it’s time to close a door that was always open to everyone: LARGO Café Estúdio.
Although our cultural action has taken place and will take place all over the Neighborhood, our social businesses, accommodation, and coffee were not only what made us an example of sustainability in the area of culture, but, above all, ensured the creation of jobs for those who needed it most and for those who saw Intendente as their home, long before the urban change. Café Estúdio was a haven for many and many, and it was also a stage that welcomed and promoted activities with hundreds of artists from different areas, all of them free of charge, thus becoming a place of access to culture: a culture of proximity.
Our 10-year contract in this building in Largo do Intendente has come to an end and, unfortunately, there was no intention of the real estate company to renew it. It was this Largo that gave us the name, as it is from there, and in it, that we focus our action. It was a place of permanent reunion, care, listening, creation, support, exploration, experience, failure, conquest, disillusionment, but sure that on our part the mission was accomplished. It was certainly not what we imagined, an Intendente whose future will be surrounded by luxurious hotels. But we left here completely full and proud of the collective path we’ve taken.
We keep in memory not only the days with thousands of people at the festivals we organize, but also the almost empty square at the beginning of the way, when we sat down and got to know each neighbor, each person who wanted, like us, the best of this place and, above all, not to be turned away or asked to leave.”
The farewell party consists of three days of exhibitions, concerts, DJs, workshops, debates, clothes exchange, dinners, and more, and is happening from April 13 to 16, from 15h to 23h.
Learn more and see the full program here.