Lá em Ira Lalaro is a book to honour the natural and cultural beauty of Timor Lorosae, at the same time that aims to inspire the children to dream and read.
For every book purchased, another is offered to a school in Timor Lorosae.
Lá em Ira Lalaro is a collaboration between Carolina - as a writer and Cleise - as a illustrator.
The book travelled around Timor Lorosae on a literary journey to share the story with the children of the country. This initiative had the support of the Portuguese Embassy and Instituto Camões.
Mobapi is a social enterprise on a mission to safeguard and revitalize intangible cultural heritage and promote dialogue and understanding.
We invest in cultural creations to unveil the potential of small communities.
Through Mobapi, I have the opportunity to contemplate, write and create. Positive stories are catalysts for social change.
The world evolves and Mobapi follows the pace of stories and unveils wisdom that needs to be nurtured and appreciated.
Being the founder of Mobapi, I unveil meaningful partnerships to boost new stories and creations.
SWAGS World is a social enterprise that combines traditional artisan skills with modern design to create products that empower women.
As Strategic Director, I have spent a big part of my time in small islands in Indonesia and East Timor to connect with the artisans and create meaningful partnerships. I have been truly dedicated in sharing our stories around the world and finding good ways to spread the holistic values behind each single interaction.
Pelan Pelan Nusa Penida
Pelan pelan (Slow in Bahasa Indonesian) is a common expression used in Nusa Penida that represents the essence of the island: a balanced way of life with strong cultural roots and genuine bonds with God, People and Nature.
I travelled in a slow way, in a process of immersion during four months, discovering a small Indonesian island and living with the local community to create a responsible travel book.
Pelan pelan Nusa Penida was created in collaboration with FNPF, Mobapi and the local community. Its mission is to guide the tourism development of the island in a responsible direction, helping the community to boost new development dynamics while attracting conscious travelers.
The Mapuche, indigenous inhabitants of south central Chile and southwestern Argentina, have an incredible wisdom.
I met the Mapuche in the region of Araucania, Chile. In collaboration with Travolution and WWF, I replicated my MA dissertation in order to find recommendations that could benefit the local community.
"Ethno Magic Going Global"
"Ethno Magic Going Global" promotes culture for employment, growth and sustainable development of Baul, Fakiri, Chau, Gambhira, Domni and Patachitra artists, in West Bengal, India.
Working on an UNESCO project in partnership with the NGO Banglanatak and the International Institute for Culture, Tourism and Development, I focused my collaboration with the musicians (Baul and Fakiri) and painters (Patachitra).
The project aimed to empower the local folk artists to become cultural entrepreneurs, developing partnerships with a wide cross section of stakeholders, and boost economic development of the host communities.
Patuas of Naya
The Patuas of Naya share their stories through singing and painted scrolls.
In the past, they used to travel from village to village singing their pictures. Nowadays, new dynamics are emerging.
I met the Patuas working on an UNESCO project in partnership with the NGO Banglanatak and the International Institute for Culture, Tourism and Development.
I had the opportunity to focus my MA dissertation on the community of Patuas and reflect on new ways to safeguard intangible cultural heritage, empower artists and create meaningful connections between people.