Recognition of Culture


With aims of preserving the historical, artistic and cultural heritage of those countries in which it operates, Odebrecht has established partnerships with publishers, universities, class entities and government agencies. Such work makes it possible to promote important projects in the area. Developed by scholars, the works address a range of different topics, but share the common trait of proposing a reflection about the past, present and future of different social segments.

Learn more about the titles that have resulted from these partnerships below: 

Cinemas – Cinema Magazine and Other Audiovisual Issues

Designed for studies on cinema and other audiovisual products, the bimonthly magazine Cinemais was launched in October 1996 by Editorial Cinemais in partnership with Odebrecht and the Brazilian Ministry of Culture’s Department for Audiovisual Development.

Common Place – Studies on Media, Culture and Democracy

Published by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Communication School Communication/Graduate Studies and Projects Center (NEPCOM), Lugar Comum has received sponsorship from Odebrecht and the José Bonifácio University Foundation since 1996. A four-monthly publication, it gathers articles by Brazilian and international research on media relations, contemporary culture and the social-political universe.

Construction Engineering

The book Engenharia da Construção, written by Odebrecht Organization Member Luiz Roberto Batista Chagas, addresses the main concepts applied to major construction works. The author emphasizes the importance of the practice of engineering during the construction process (2008).

Cora: Lessons in Feminine Behavior in 19th Century Bahia

Published in 2000 by the Federal University of Bahia (UFBa) Bahia Studies Center, Cora: Lições de Comportamento Feminino na Bahia do Século XIX is a critical reading on Cartas Sobre a Educação de Cora (“Letters on Cora’s Upbringing”). The author, Adriana Dantas Reis, analyzes the controversy surrounding women’s education, published in the mid-19th century. It reconstitutes the scenario of the women’s elite at the time and compares the Catholic Church’s discourse on women with the medical discourse. It also analyzes the work of the different parties involved in the controversy generated by its publication.

Dance Steps – Bahia

Passos da Dança – Bahia provides an overview of the scenic dance activities in Salvador between 1956 – date on which the Federal University of Bahia (UFBa) Dance School was founded – and 2000. The result of four years of research by dancers Lia Robatto and Lúcia Mascarenhas, the book was published in 2002 in partnership with the Jorge Amado Home Foundation.