Sandglass : Torus Network

Sandglass is our ongoing program of time studies. Torus’ study group on subjects that translate the spirit of our times and also an affective social infrastructure.

Throughout weekly meetings, TORUS invites specialists around the globe to share knowledge about their vision of the surrounding perspective for about an hour with interaction and connection with what each one does and how we can broaden our knowledge, generating an amalgam of data, references, and territories of speech.

As the sand grains of our hourglass run, we strengthen our networking, narrow relationships, and experience, in a safe space of construction and exchange.

Our goal is to foster a lab for complex and human reflection on the new perspectives for the future. We use questions as tools to make our collaborators and partners challenge their view of reality, as well as ours. Skepticism, speculatism, methodic doubt, argumentation and presentation of arguments for criticism by others are some of the possible ways to use these tools.

They are:

Morena Mariah

Afrofuturism Researcher (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Lidia Zuin

Design Fiction Researcher (São Paulo, Brazil)

Victoria Haidamus

Remote Experience Designer (Lisbon, Portugal)

Georgia Cunha

U Theory Specialist (São Paulo, Brazil)

Giane Brocco

Biomimicry Specialist (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Caroline Baldasso

Neuroscientist (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

And also:

Priscila Gama

Entrepreneur (Vitória, Brazil)

Felipe Meres

Visual Artist (New York, United States)

Leticia Pozza

Data Scientist (Porto Alegre, Brazil)

Francisco Estivallet

Technologist (Porto Alegre, Brazil)

Lu Couto

Entrepreneur and Philosopher (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Fabiano Carvalho

Aesthetic Researcher (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Andre Pollux

Visualist and DJ (Lisbon, Portugal)

Vinicius Machado

Entrepreneur and B Corp Specialist (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Anne Fonseca

Consumption Sociology Researcher (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

And also:

Carolina Coroa (Berlin, German)

Fernanda Sigilião (Paris, France)

Ian Ferreira (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Ivan Adriel (Dublin, Ireland)

Livia Fioretti (London, UK)

Sheylli Caleffi (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Thayna Lougue (Brasilia, Brazil)

Along with our own:

Gustavo Nogueira

Torus’ Founder and Temporality Researcher (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Rodrigo Turra

Conceptor and Nexialist Researcher (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Sarah Brito

Cultural Strategist (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Victor Hugo Barreto

Anthropologist and Professor (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)