Campaign raises funds to build a House of Culture

There are four days to go before the collective funding campaign for the construction of the House of Culture of the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) of the Federal District and Surroundings. The house will be built at the Gabriela Monteiro Center for Popular Education and Agroecology, in Brazlândia in the Federal District.

For the realization of the project, the collective financing intends to raise R$ 30 thousand reais until the 6th of September. So far, 73% of the amount has been collected. The campaign was launched on July 6th. But to receive the amount collected, it is necessary to reach the value of the first goal, otherwise the entire amount is returned to the person who donated.

The Casa da Cultura was designed by graduates and students of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Brasília, together with activists from the MST – DFE. The space will be built using bio-construction techniques and will have a circular shape, with ample space for various activities, a study room, a rest room and a pantry.

The space will be implemented in Brazlândia, Federal District, 35km from the center of Brasília, at the Gabriela Monteiro Popular Education and Agroecology Center. The Center occupies an area of ​​approximately 10 hectares and has among its main objectives to promote community, cultural, agro-ecological and solidarity economy development in the region.

“A training center like Gabriela has a great potential, so it is important and interesting that we have spaces for food, for the plenary, we need spaces for sieve, we need spaces for agroecological training and we need different spaces that come to contribute and facilitate the formation of our people. We didn’t have fixed spaces and structures so that we could work on our culture and our art. Based on culture, it is possible to transform and form an intelligent subject, a political subject”, highlights Agostinho Reis, state director of the MST’s Production Sector.

The Gabriela Monteiro Center promotes training courses, centralizes food donation actions in the DF, welcomes visitors and hosts training and education events for workers in partnership with educational institutions, government agencies and NGOs, social movements and other entities.

Source: Federal District BdF

Edition: Flávia Quirino

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