Work-in-progress grant
Intervenções Urbanas | | site-specific installation| 2001

This urban intervention works with Trensurb stations and trains in Porto Alegre, RS. The project gained an award for work in progress from the Sergio Motta Award in 2001, and the Cotidiano project was executed from February 23-28, 2002. The city of Porto Alegre has a surface rail transit system called Trensurb, which transports an average of 140,000 passengers weekdays, benefiting users of the entire metropolitan region. The system is fully integrated with bus lines to facilitate transport and commuting for this large number of users. The project, subsequently titled Cotidiano , was designed especially for this space. Interventions at the 17 Trensurb stations and in train carriages featured plotter stickers showing passengers’ everyday lives. By modifying this environment through these scenes, the aim was intent to instigate dialogue with commuters to prompt reflection, along with an exercise of visual and spatial perception.

Leandro Selister

Born in Vacaria (RS). Bachelor in Photography at the Art Institute, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, where he was substitute professor in 2006. Website editor for Artewebbrasil (www.artewebbrasil.com.br www.blogdoarteweb.blogspot.com). Curator of the micro-gallery of accessible art at Studio Clio, together with Blanca Brites. One of the ’spatial articulators’ for Biennial B and also one of the anchor artists for the project Esse POA é Boa (2007). Currently lives and works in Porto Alegre at his studio Surface Design.