Designed by the NGO Cidade Escola Aprendiz, the 100 Walls project changed the landscape of streets and squares, recovering these locations for the communities, through creating thematic mosaics which allowed the participants to take ownership of the city and intervene. The 100 Walls project was supported by the BankBoston Foundation and Fiat Automóveis, which enabled partnerships with 25 institutions, among them public and private schools, NGOs, shelters, and FEBEM.
Núcleo Morungaba participated in the project in 1999. The Mosaic on the Wall was organized by artist Edith Derdyk and students and their families, and residents of the location in Pinheiros participated, and the Cia. Cênica Nau de Ícaros was a special guest on the day of the inauguration.
That was the day that we created what is now the symbol of Associação Morungaba. Inspired by a “mandala dance,” Lia Bernardes, monitor of Morungaba, gave shape to the Morungaba ideal.
… so many children, so many places,
so many educators.
We can comprehend the
mural space like a
great territory of sociability
of these differences, without losing
the view of the touch of each person who
painted each tile, composing
this single body:
The physical space of the mural, in one
single moving body,
composed by each person who
painted each tile, just like the
cells of an organism.
This mural is the territory of our
Territory made of united parts
among them, moving bodies,
parts of all of us!
Of each child
Of each place
Of each age
Of each condition
There in each mosaic tile, alive!
And each tile binds to the others
on the mural just like a well united
body, inhabited by all of us.