Polo de Pensamento Contemporaneo (POP), Jardim Botanico, Rio de Janeiro
POP is like an alternative school, with classes that last from one day to one week on art history, philosophy—you name it. It’s a place where I know I will learn something and engage with interesting people. I met my great assistant, Guto Martino, while teaching a course on multimedia festivals here. Rua Conde Afonso Celso 103, 55/(21) 2286-3299, polodepensamento.com.br.
As told to Heidi Mitchell. Photo by Gabriel Rinaldi. This appeared in the March/April 2012 issue. See all of Batman Zavarese’s favorite places in Jardim Botânico.