Arte e Luz da Rua

The project “Oficina Escola Arte e Luz da Rua” (Art and Light of the Street Workshop) began as an effort to provide dignity and income generation to homeless people who frequent the House of Prayer for People of the Street in São Paulo, Brazil.   At the workshop-school, homeless clients spend the day between educational activities and the workshop creating beautiful light fixtures using discarded sugar cane fiber, which they gather from São Paulo’s many street vendors of sugar cane juice.  The sugar cane fiber is made into a pulp, mixed with non-toxic dyes and spread on a wire mesh to form colorful forms in a variety of sizes and shapes.  Sales of the fixtures provide these artisans with their principal source of income and a means of reintegrating into society.

Arte e Luz da RuaArte e Luz da Rua