COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: A participatory process was designed with the purpose of having community collaboration through meetings and workshops. This participatory process was divided into three phases: First, some activities were developed to highlight how young people and adults could perceive and use the open spaces, like squares, and what would be their desire for improvement in these spaces. Allied to the idea of perception and reading of open spaces, a cognitive mapping was carried out with children to understand the children’s appropriation of these spaces. The third phase of the participatory process, still in progress, will be the final presentation of the projects and guidelines for the community.
PARTNERS: SEL-RJ / PROARQ - UFRJ study group, under the coordination of Professor Vera Regina Tângari - based on free space studies in Brazil, SEL-RJ has assisted this project in the analysis and identification of potential in the city's free space systems. The Santo Amaro das Brotas civil society, fundamental for the development of this proposal, is present in participatory processes and project decisions. The NGO Ciranda Alternativa, which develops several cultural projects for the local community, contributed to the development of participatory workshops and the identification of the main cultural agents of the city. In addition, we await responses from the local government.