April 2, 2019: 8:29am – 8:45pm
12 hours, 16 minutes

As the third largest city in Brazil, climate change will bring extreme challenges to Salvador – in addition to sea-level rise, the city will face overpopulation, failing infrastructure, and rainfall-induced landslides. 36.5 aims to connect the citizens of Salvador to these issues, while raising global awareness about Salvador’s climate change issues beyond Brazil.

To make 36.5 / Bay of All Saints happen, we partnered with the community of Solar do Unhão, Museu de Arte Moderna Bahía (MAM) and Adriana Campelo, Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Salvador / Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities. Collaborators included cinematographer Guilherme Burgos, local anthropologist/artist Clara Domingas, and Pretxs de Rua (Black Poets of the Street) who performed their poetic interventions to mark the passing of the hours.

36.5 / Bay Of All Saints, Salvador, Brazil

by Sarah Cameron Sunde

fieldwork and artistic collaboration:
Clara Domingas

Video lead: Guilherme Burgos

Public relations: Cristiano Gobbi

Producer: Babette Pendleton

Poetic interventions (The Human Clock):
Pretxs de Rua (Lev Brisa, Rosa Preta, Malokero, Guaxii)

Production support: Vinicius de Jesus Sapucaia, Paulo Barbosa

Translation: Alessandra Flores, Eva Sampaio Andrade, Elena Calvo Gonzalez

Made possible with support from local collaborators and participants:
Julio Costa, Bel Borba, Adriana Campelo, Dani Guarieiro, Ciane Fernandes, Mike Maccarone, Renato Frota, Gerson Bonfim (Durinho), Daniel Becker, Antônio Bastos, Débora Didorê
Solar do Unhão Community
MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia
100 Resilient Cities / Resilience Office, City of Salvador
Avenues: the World School
Invoking the Pause
36.5 Advisory Team and 36.5 Individual Contributors


36.5 series music collaborator: Joshua Dumas