Contrary to the general notion of the national territory, the field of observation of research directs its work focus to regional scenarios and characters, seeking to identify the elements of the imaginary and symbolic universe that give meaning to the social and cultural life of cultural expressions and expressions of the different regions of Brazil.

From the research process and definition of the cultural manifestations to be documented, the field work, photographic documentation, recording of testimonies and collection of reference materials are carried out based on the following cultural routes, regions and travel itineraries: 

Route of the Atlantic Coast - Crioula Culture - Coast of Pernambuco, Bahia and Santa Catarina.


Sertão Route - Sertaneja, Caipira and Gaúcha Culture - Livestock corrals and pastoral centers in the center and extreme south of the country.


Route of the Peoples of the Forest - Cabocla Culture - River systems and extractivism of Amazon and forest peoples.


Root Routes - Indigenous, Portuguese and African Cultures.

Contemporary Migration Flows - Territories of Cultural Encounters - DF.

Atlantic Coast Route

Yemanjá Expedition - Salvador/BA

Route of the Peoples of the Forest 

Marujada Expedition -


Route of the Peoples of the Forest 

Santo Daime Expedition -

Céu do Mapiá/AM

Sertões Route

Farroupilha Week Expedition - Alegrete/RS

Atlantic Coast Route

Maracatu Rural Expedition - Nazaré da Mata/PE

Expedição Ayahuasca
Expedição Vaquejada - Filhos da Terra
Expedição Marujada - Filhos da Terra

Route of the Atlantic Coast

  • Research object: Creole Culture

  • Location: Coast of Pernambuco, Bahia, Fluminense, São Paulo and South.

  • Expected shipments:

    • Feast of Yemanjá - Salvador / BA

    • Maracatu Rural- Nazaré da Mata / PE

    • Boi de Papão and Cultura Açoriana / SC

"The Brazilian society, in its Creole cultural aspect, is born around the complex formed by the sugar economy, with its commercial and financial ramifications and all the agricultural and artisanal complements that enabled its operation. Of whites, Indians and blacks, as syncretic culture shaped by the integration of the most disparate matrices ... (...) Creole culture is therefore the expression in the conduct and customs of the monoculture economy imperatives intended for the production of sugar This has roots in the indigenous, African and European cultural matrices of which it selects its circumstantial features, but opposes them all as a new way of life ... " 

Darcy Ribeiro

The Brazilian People


Sertões Route

  • Research object: Country Culture, Caipira and Gaúcha

  • Location: Livestock corrals in the interior, mining centers in the center of the country and pastoralists in the extreme south.

  • Expected shipments:

    • Comitivas Pantaneiras/MT

    • Congadas e Irmandades Negras/MG

    • Vaquejada - Serrita/PE

    • Semana Farroupilha - Alegrete/RS

"In addition to the Northeastern range of the fresh and fertile lands of the massapé, with rich forest cover, where the sugar mills were implanted, the lands of another ecological area are deployed. They begin with the discontinuous border still damp of the agreste and continue with the enormous semi-arid extensions of the caatingas. Beyond that, penetrating already Central Brazil, they rise in plateau like closed fields that extend by thousands of leguas square. This whole area conforms a vast Mediterranean of sparse vegetation, confined, on the one hand, by the forest of the Atlantic coast, of the By the Amazon forest and closed to the south by areas of natural forests and meadows. (...) It also formed a particular type of population with its own subculture, the sertaneja, marked by its specialization in grazing, its spatial dispersion and characteristic traits identifiable in the way of life, family organization, structuring Power, typical dress, seasonal entertainment, diet, cuisine, worldview and a religiosity prone to messianism. "

Darcy Ribeiro

The Brazilian People


Route of the Peoples of the Forest

"In this way, alongside the tribal life that was found throughout the valley, a new society of mestizos emerged that would constitute a differentiated cultural variant of Brazilian society: that of the caboclos of the Amazon. (...) Over the course of five centuries a vast population of degribed, deculturated and mestizo people has emerged and multiplied, being the main victim and victim of the European invasion. Today more than 3 million people are added who conserve their origianl adaptive culture to the forest people. "

Darcy Ribeiro

The Brazilian People


Roots Route

  • Research object: Indigenous, Portuguese and African Culture.


Contemporary Migration Flows

  • Research object: Territories of Cultural Encounters

  • Location: United States

  • Expected shipments: Fairs, markets and squares of the DF as public and democratic spaces of cultural encounter. Since its construction, Brasília has received Brazilians from all regions, constituting a veritable amalgam of encounters and mixtures of the ethnic and cultural matrices of Brazil.