Along the 1 line, subway riders can tour some of São Paulo’s liveliest ecosystems. The 1 line travels from the city’s northern edge near the Cantareira Forest to its southern border at the Guarapiranga Reservoir. Between these two extents, the subway passes through dense residential neighborhoods, international airports teeming with life, municipal markets at the heart of the city, and the Tietê River, the site of Sao São Paulo’s early settlement. Safari 1 circulates an ongoing series of video tours and maps that explore the complexity, biodiversity, conflicts and potentials of S São ao Paulo’s ecosystems. Tours are available online for self-guided exploration of the city.
Safari 1 was exhibited at Metro station Paraíso as part of the X São Paulo Architecture Biennial exhibition. Safari 1 is organized by São Paulo Lab (Studio-X Global Network), the Urban Landscape Lab at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and MTWTF.
Guest speakers and critics: Jörg Spangenberg (Urban Forests), Ligia Nobre (co-curator 10th Sao Paulo Architecture Biennial) and Joan Villa (professor at Mackenzie and Belas Artes Universities) Research Assistance: Sandro de Mauro, Lily Saporta-Tagiuri, Gina Wirth. Participants: Fernanda Lie Sakano, Lara Ferreira, Raquel Ruiz García, Juliana Freitas Lima, Bruna Cesar, Anne Schraiber, Gabriel Biselli, Marcella Arruda, Marcus Bastos, Camila Romano, Rita Mendonça, Silvia Chile, Sandro De Mauro, Mayara De Sá, Diogo Gambonni, Leire Calvillo Mendoza.