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Delivering the irons

I called Clea and she offered to stop by my place to pick up the irons. She came to my place a bit earlier. When I met her downstairs in the lobby, the post man was delivering the mail to the building. We both looked at each other and laughed. Clea was so sweet and invited me to go to her beach house next time I go to Brazil.

Namorada envia chapinhas

Click here to see Laura’s parcel.

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Picking up the chapinhas (irons)

When picked up these irons at Laura’s, I learned that one of her motivations to participate in YYZGRU Express was to honor her personal past experiences with the family-run trading business back in Uruguay. Here is the audio.

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Score by Francesco Gagliardi.


straightening iron – chapinha

A diagram for a set of possibilities

Spelled in both English and Portuguese a line was drawn connecting the space between each of the letters in sequence using different colours for each language.

Notice the trajectories they trace, the linguistic coincidences and divergences, the shapes formed by their intersections.

Conceptualized by Francisco Fernando-Granados.