Fernanda Martins / Letters that Float - Identity, belonging and cultural heritage
Date & Time
Saturday, November 11, 2023, 4:10 PM - 4:40 PM

The names of the riverine wooden boats from the Brazilian Amazon are painted in a specific style with colorful and ornate lettering, with strong influences of 19th century decorative lettering. It is a knowledge that passes from father to son and continues until today. Over 15 years we have carried out research and educational activities with the participation of painters. In 2021, a book was published about the project and the knowledge of letter painters, which has been used for educational purposes, along with documentaries and workshops on this Brazilian intangible heritage.

Fernanda Martins