Here is a mixture of press coverage on as well as texts by its participants on the project and related urban issues. View Residency Unlimited DIALOGUES interviews with Todd Lanier Lester, Gwylene Gallimard & Jean-Marie Mauclet here.


“Curadoria coletiva como alternativa à narrativa hegemônica”

“São Paulo, um mosaico visto a partir da Rua Paim” – Arq.Urb #23

São Paulo, um mosaico visto a partir da Rua Paim (PT)

São Paulo, a mosaic as viewed from Paim Street (ING)

Occupation Cultural Centers & Cultural Agents in São Paulo (full text from Guia dos lugares difíceis de São Paulo)


Globalūs (meno) Rytai: įstrigę tarp Globalių Pietų ir Šiaurės, tarp Brazilijos ir Kinijos. Įspūdžiai iš po kelionių po meno džiungles (ArtNews, Lithuania)



Using Art Terms to Refer to Community Organizing (lecture text for KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm)

Soul Food, Essen in globalen Zeiten 

No Lugar prepara segunda edición del ‘Queer City’

Queer City Quito @ NoLugar

Ataqueridas, Pato Hebert – Queer City Quito

‘Queer City’ se desarrolla en Quito

Queer City pone en diálogo la ciudad y los cuerpos diversos

Ciudad Queer, otra mirada de la identidad Glbti  

Arte e o direito à cidade in OBSERVATÓRIO ITAÚ CULTURAL

Profile: Nazaré Brazil – The Cultural Occupation at São João

Profile: Abdoulaye – The Accidental Paulistano


Cidade Queer in Jornal de Borda

ENCLAVES OF STRUGGLE by Raphael Daibert in the World Policy Journal

AFRICAN CULTURAL HERITAGE IN BRAZIL by Thiago de Paula Souza in the World Policy Journal


Ideas in Conversation: Lucia Nhamo The Tangled Histories of Disconnected Places

Encontro de Tecnoxamanismo no Instituto Goethe São Paulo

Ataque queer! Confira a poderosa programação do evento que acontece em Setembro

Coverage of ATAQUE! (Cidade Queer)


Anatomy of a Durational Project: Lanchonete, 2013-2017, by Todd Lester

Isabel Gandía y una ciudad posible en Brasil

IMMERSED IN CONTEXT, an interview with Polish architect Jakub Szczesny in the World Policy Journal

Caminhada pelo centro de São Paulo retoma história LGBT da cidade

RIBEIRO’S NEW SOCIAL SCULPTURE by Gian Spina in the World Policy Journal

HYDROTROPISM: LESSONS FROM FICUS ELASTICA by Thiago Gonçalves in the World Policy Journal

MY TWO MUGGINGS: URBAN VIGNETTES FROM SÃO PAULO, PART I by Todd Lester in the World Policy Journal

THE TRANSNATIONAL URBAN IMAGINARY: URBAN VIGNETTES FROM SÃO PAULO, PART II by Todd Lester in the World Policy Journal at 2015 Bamako Encounters (e-flux announcement)

2014 response to The Nature of Cities roundtable, How can art (in all its forms), exhibits, installations and provocations be a better catalyst to raise awareness, support and momentum for urban nature and green spaces?


Todd Lester discusses and the status of contemporary artist residencies (BOMB interview by Lorena Vicini) in SARAI Reader #9, Projections (related review / interview with Raqs Media Collective) launch zine for Tijuana Book Fair (Sao Paulo, 2013) @ São Paulo X Bienal de Arquitetura (2013) participated in Cosmopolis #1 Collective Intelligence (2017) in Paris at Centre Pompidou and the 10th Bamako Encounters, African Biennale of Photography: Telling Time (2015), as well as the 10th and 11th São Paulo Architecture Biennales. is a case example on the University of Coimbra’s platform, Culturizing Sustainable Cities. In February 2018 Queer City was featured in Elle magazine (Brasil) after episodes in Cuiabá, Quito and the original in São Paulo.  An eponymous film and cidade queer, uma leitora (from Publication Studio) are by-products of’s longest-running inquiry. A training for gardening in irregular spaces given by Cidades sem Fome and Polish architect Jakub Szczęsny resulted in a do-it-yourself Guide for Gardening made with the Housing Movement and Aurora Editions. Occupation Sao Joao and feature on the WITNESS Blog,  Mapping Our Materials: The Forced Evictions Advocacy Toolkit Goes Global. The Modes of Democracy (DOX/Prague) exhibit catalog; a piece on InterArtive Platform for Contemporary Art & Thought; and the Routledge book, Contemporary Perspectives on Art and International Development all hold the original ‘blueprint’ for … even if a lot changed over its five-year course.