FAROFA – public space activator
City São Paulo, Brazil
Frequently there are many underused public spaces in cities. They could be lively and welcoming, but they are often empty. Transform these spaces into meeting points is not so difficult. The answer? FAROFA! Six big yellow pillows work as a catalyser of people, bringing them together and fostering the exchange of ideas. Activate a space with FAROFA is fun, strengthen the belonging sense of the community in which it is inserted and map who is interested in bring the neighbourhood together to placemake. That has already been done in São Paulo, Madrid, Berlin and Ciudad de Mexico.
choose a street, square or park that you know that you think could be used more by people.
Things you need CONFORT
bring the giant cushions that spell out F•A•R•O•F•A to the space. The cushions invite people to make use of the space and to interact with each other.
invite passers-by, friends, family, and everyone you know to "farofar"! online and offline :-)
OCCUPY AND ENJOY!
Take what makes you happy for FAROFA: music, food, friends, chairs, umbrellas, toys... Once comfortable and happy, it is time to meet new people, talk about life and the neighborhood, and most of all, enjoy the public space!