How a new organization was born from commonities.org´s first physical activity (see the #AgenteMuda project) and became a local place-maker specialist, who, in addition to carrying out its own visionary activities, also coordinated and produced the Vida Local Rio 2022 project.

Vida Local Rio 2022

A collective effort to support the transformation of a neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro into a more sustainable and resilient community.


WATER, PLANTING AND CARING FOR CHANGE – How a tree became the catalyst for the first activity of commonities.org, connecting UNESCO´s first and second World Capitals of Architecture.


The APER (Friends of the Ecological Park of Rocinha) collective is turning the park into a space of confraternization and reflection, helping overcome the traumas and needs of the community.

Vida Local Rio 2020

In 2020, at the invitation of the Danish Cultural Institute in Brazil, Jesper Koefoed-Melson brought to Rio de Janeiro (then the World Capital of Architecture) his savvy method for strengthening local communities: the Vida Local project.

Fábrica Bhering

Located in Rio’s port zone, the Bhering Factory became, over the last decades, one of the most relevant shelters for the artistic and cultural production of Rio and Brazil.


Tiradentes Cultural is a festivity in Rio’s downtown, surrounded by stories, memories, but also amnesias. It’s a popular and collective construction that, by celebrating the present, helps rebuild the past and preserve a desirable future.

Food City – Eaten City

“What are you hungry for?” In the 1980s, this question became famous in Brazil after the release of the song called Comida, by the rock band Titãs. And the lyrics continued: “We don’t only want food, we want food, fun and art….” Four decades later and this is still what “we want”.


“PRAIA is a teaser, a delight, a well-deserved relaxation…,” explains Leticia Nabuco, creator, director, and performer of this project, along with many other artists and citizens. PRAIA has the city center of Juiz de Fora as its stage, scenario, and provocative body. “… we are interested in indulging in what we call a ‘state of beach’, and celebrating, joyfully, the beauty of all bodies,” the director complements.