Edition 2018.1 - Connection
The second edition of Circuit Café Culture will connect Geneva (CH) with São José do Rio Preto (BR) and Rio de janeiro (BR) with Annemasse (FR):
Rio de Janeiro Station
The Brazilian art market is characterized as young, dynamic and in the process of expansion and internationalization, where 29% of the galleries (approximately 100) are in Rio de Janeiro.
Owner of a stunning landscape and considered one of the most emblematic cities of Brazil, Rio has about 6 million inhabitants (data from 2015). It is the 2nd most populous city in Brazil.
Hosting many international events, including the Confederations Cup, World Youth Day, 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games, Rio's population exudes irreverence and sympathy and arouses the curiosity of tourists from various parts of the world.
With approximately 490,000 inhabitants, where 41% are foreigners (data from 2015), Geneva is the 2nd most populous city in Switzerland.
Together with New York, it is the most important center of diplomacy and international cooperation due to the presence of numerous international organizations, making Geneva the headquarter of several departments and branches of the United Nations, the Red Cross and UNESCO - leading the City to have the nickname of "City of Peace", since there have been several treaties signed for world peace.
Considered one of the most important financial centers in the world, Geneva breathes art.
With around 40 galleries scattered throughout the city, it is possible to visit fairs and art circuits practically during all the months of the year.
Located 10km from Geneva and near the Arve Valley, world planning center, Annemasse is the second economic hub of Haute-Savoie.
In an agglomeration of more than 88 thousand inhabitants, Annemasse is the center and has more than 120 different nationalities.
Its strategic geographic position allows a connection, in just a few hours, to several European cities, such as Paris, Lyon, Annecy, Grenoble, Torino, Mulhouse and Sttutgart.
It has more than 1800 companies in diversified sectors.
With a good political position, the city received the title of International Solidarity Pole and developed partnerships (twinning and friendship pacts) that promote educational, cultural and sporting exchanges with Gaggenau (located on the edge of the Black Forest in Baden-Württemberg, Germany) , Sieradz (located in the Lodz region of Poland) and Boisbriand (located north of Montreal, Quebec).
São José do Rio Preto Station
Located in the state of São Paulo, São José do Rio Preto is one of the main industrial, cultural and service centers in the interior of São Paulo. Its economic history has long been linked to coffee cultivation, especially in the early twentieth century. According to a survey by the Getúlio Vargas Foundation, it is ranked the 18th most promising Brazilian city for professional development. And according to FIRJAN (Federation of Industries of the State of Rio de Janeiro) is the 2nd most developed city in the country.
The municipality also has an important cultural tradition, going from crafts to the theater, music and sports.
With a focus on sustainability, the municipality of São José do Rio Preto has 8.46 m² of projection of green area (sidewalk tree) per inhabitant.