An expat in Milan, leading global knowlege and innovation projects for Unilever, Ana Carla founds Garimpo de Soluções, aiming to bring a new perspective to the crossroads of economics, culture and development. Beginning of her participation in the board of Instituto Pensarte.
Ana Carla puts an end to her career in multinationals, moves back to Brazil and kick-starts Garimpo de Soluções. First talks. First course on the economics of culture (Faculdade São Luís). Consultancy for the co-design of the International Center of Creative Industries. Beginning of missions to China, commissioned by the United Nations.
Economia da Cultura e Desenvolvimento Sustentável is awarded with Prêmio Jabuti, the most prestigious book prize in Brazil. Curatorship of Fórum Internacional de Economia Criativa and Fórum Regional de Economia Criativa of Ceará. First edition of a distance learning course on the Economics of Culture/Duo.
Design of the 3-day meeting Porto Alegre, Cidade Criativa. Co-edition of Creative City - Perspectives. Co-organisation of Economia da Cultura - ideias e vivências. Co-development (Umana) of the documentary series and digital portal CriatiCidades - Cidades Criativas do Brasil (CreatiCities - Creative Cities of Brazil). First edition of a trail-blazing course on Cidades Criativas.
First curatorship of the itinerant workshop Seminário Itinerante de Economia da Cultura and of the Seminário Internacional Cidades Criativas. Launch of Cidades Criativas, Soluções Inventivas - o papel da Copa, das Olimpíadas e dos museus internacionais. (Creative Cities, Ingenious Solutions - the role of the World Cup, the Olympics and international museums).
First edition of the itinerant workshop Economia Criativa e Empreendedorismo/ABGC. Pilot of a taylor-made methodology for the mapping of creative singularities, in 16 cities in São Paulo. Curatorship of the international seminar and annals Culture and Urban Transformation, as the opening event of SESC Belenzinho's auditorium. First edition of the Jornadas de Cidades Criativas/Cemec.
Curatorship of the three-city Seminário Internacional SESI/SP de Economia Criativa, Cultura e Negócios (International Seminar on the Creative Economy, Culture and Business) and of the Seminário Internacional de Economia Criativa e Design. Curatorship and organisation of the monthly meetings Conexões Criativas. Mapping of creative singularities in 11 cities in Paraná State. Launch of Cidades Criativas - da teoria à prática (Creative Cities - from theory to practice). First editions of differente courses: Curso de Posgrado en Gestión de Ciudades y Emprendimientos Creativos EAD/Córdoba Argentina, Programa de Educação Continuada em Economia Criativa e Cidades Criativas/FGV São Paulo and Economia Criativa - dos mitos aos fatos/Casa do Saber.
Mapping of creative singularities in 10 cities in Bahia State and 3 in Tocatins State. Curatorship and annals of the International Seminar Creative Clusters and Seminário Internacional Cidadania Ativa e Transformação Urbana. Design, content and coordination of the active citizenship platform Sampa CriAtiva (with Umana). Ana Carla wins Prêmio Claudia, in Business and is appointed by El País Américas one of the eight Brazilians who impress the world. Cidades Criativas is finalist in Prêmio Jabuti. Contribution to the Creative Economy Report, and presentation of the document at the UN headquarters in NY, on behalf of the team of consultants who worked on it.
Curatorship of the itinerant workshop Ciclo Itinerante de Economia Criativa e Empreendedorismo. First episodes of the documentary series on creative entrepreneurs Pepitas Criativas. Coordination of a creative mission to London.
First masterclass for the Master in Social Innovation for Sustainable Development/World Travel Organisation. First edition of the course on Cidades Criativas e Inteligência Coletiva/Cemec. Garimpo hits the mark of 500 talks.
First edition of Seminário Cidades que se Reinventam. Curatorship of the Workshop Internacional de Design e Distritos Criativos. First co-organisation with Repense of the Brazilian finals for Creative Business Cup. General and Technical Coordinations of project Território Criativo DF.
Design of the project Arte que Vem das Águas. Creative development plan for the historic Vila de Paranapiacaba (Brasil Restauro), Direcionamento Estratégico Caminhos de Desenvolvimento Criativo da Vila de Paranapiacaba. Co-development (with Asas Arte e Tecnologia) of the online Calculadora Cultural, for the estimate of the economic impact of cultural projects. Development of a pilot regional development study for mining cities, Estudo Propositivo de Economia Criativa para Itabira. Dá Gosto Ser do Ribeira is a finalist in Prêmio Jabuti and wins Prêmio Governo do Estado de São Paulo. Beginning of a masterclass for the MBA em Desenvolvimento Sustentável e Economia Circular/PUCRS.
Creative managers mission to Stuttgart, Paris and Portugal. Mentorship of the Red Nacional de Territorios Creativos de Chile (Creative Economy National Network of Chile). Launch of the documentary series on regional entrepreneurs, Pepitas do Ribeira. Strategic advisory on creative economy to the Federation of Industries to the State of São Paulo. Garimpo hits the mark of 800 talks.
São Paulo-Medellín mission on the creative economy. Garimpo joins the boards of Preta Hub and The Festival Academy. Development of the creative entrepreneurship route Mapa da Energia Criativa - Vale do Paraíba, followed by the creation of game for kids and teenagers, fully based on regional entrepreneurs and cities. Proposal co-created with Instituto Pensar is the only one in the Americas selected by the UNESCO-Aschberg programme for the rights of cultural workers.