SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Vila Mariana is changing. Many old houses are being demolished to make way for buildings. Companies are disappearing while others are emerging. The trend that began in the 1990s has intensified recently and there are initiatives throughout the neighborhood to preserve villas and prevent old dwellings from toppling.
Simultaneously, as contradictory as it may sound, the neighborhood has been gaining in memory and history preservation, in its cultural scenario. How? By establishing museums and cultural spaces.
The next one will be the Museu Água ("Water Museum") of São Paulo, an initiative of the Associação . . .