Lanchonete.org is an artist-led progressive cultural platform focused on how people live and work in, share and survive the contemporary city with the Center of São Paulo as our outlook. It gets its name from the ubiquitous lunch counters—convivial, fluorescent-lit, open-walled, laborious, points of commerce—that populate almost every street corner. One of its members, Todd Lanier Lester blogged regularly for Residency Unlimited DIALOGUES over the course of the five-year project.
by Todd Lanier Lester
After a successful launch of Cidade Queer in November 2015 in collaboration with Mix Brasil, a year-long cycle of events and encounters under the same name was launched in February 2016 with Janta: Queer Food / Queer Politics (a monthly dinner party) at Casarão do Belvedere, the home of artist Paulo Goya.