To present a single and official history of Vila Itororó would amount to ignore the many histories that cut through the place and that compose the site. It would also amount to ignore all the controversies that characterise its past and also its present. Thus, this archive is shared with the double aim of presenting the many histories of Vila Itororó and to make public the histories that are still being written.
The borders between fiction and reality are blurred in these histories under construction, between past and present, remembrance and oblivion. In such a way that Vila Itororó becomes more palpable, in all complexity, amidst the debris. If each narrative about the city is a battlefield, to explore the history of Vila Itororó is to open a path into the comprehension of the constitutive tensions of the city of São Paulo itself: its past, its actuality and contradictions that produce its future.
Anyone who has material about Vila Itororó can contribute with the formation of this archive, here.