The Campana brothers have been on the design scene for thirty-five years, instilling and spreading the need for a change of tack in everyday design practices. It’s a poetic and political project that still causes amazement and triggers reflection. It continues to improve the lives of entire communities in the favelas of Sao Paulo, by teaching women and children about design processes at the Campana Institute in Sao Paulo, which they set up in 2009. Although the pandemic stopped us from seeing their largest solo show thus far for months on end, it failed to halt their creativity and their initiatives. One of these was to start breathing new life into the family farm – where they’ve planted more than 16,000 autochthonous plants since 2000, in order to prevent their extinction – with the first 3 of 12 totally innovative “green pavilions” in which visitors can commune with nature, art, design and architecture. A sort of environmental school for educating people, a school for manual traditions. They talked to us about it and a great deal more besides.