|Project||Projeto Garrido Boxe (Garrido Box Project)|
|Policy Silo||Public space, social innovation|
|Year of beginning||2004|
|N° of people involved||NA (Nilson Garrido + Smart Fit + citizens)|
|Description of the project||Viaduto Alcantara Machado, located in the city of São Paulo, is one of the many areas shadowed by flyovers. It had absolutely no use until Nilson Garrido, former box champion, decided to occupy the space under the viaduct for a social project aimed at empowering deprived young people to be included in society with a renewed sense of self-worth through the practice of box.
This was a project that fiercely raised the discussion about ‘informal’ revitalization of ‘common’ spaces in São Paulo, staring from a bottom-up strategy of citizens and with no government support. This project was replicated in two other viaducts in the city.
Viaduto Alcântara Machado, São Paulo