#HumansofImpactHub: Pira – creative agency of social hackers
8 March 2017 - Impact Hub Berlin

Our Humans of Impact Hub this month are the members of Pira, a creative studio founded by Guil, Felipe and Joriam, three friends from Brazil.

“We believe in exponential impact through the power of communication, design, facilitation and community building” is their mantra. As the newest members of Impact Hub, they introduce themselves as “social hackers disguised as a creative agency” – we like that! 🙂

Pira combines graphic design, motion, video, web design, illustration and also gaming with social issues. For them, the best way to make change happen is to be constant learners and to make peoples’ lives elegant and interesting.

At the moment the team is working on a social game to eliminate small talk from our lives – ha! Yes, this social disease is soon gonna be out of fashion thanks to Pira. The game consists of asking people questions that they are not used to – for example “You wake up and there’s an enormous chicken-shaped balloon floating in your bedroom. How do you deal with this?” It enables people to connect without having to answer the same boring questions they’ve answered a million times before. You might never know what the person does for a living – but you will definitely learn a lot more about who he or she is as a person…

Coming from far away Brazil, the founders of Pira had an urge for community building and also wanted to create an interrelational space between people – which brought them to us. At Impact Hub they feel part of a community and love that it is not just a simple coworking space, but a “conspiracy of social hackers”. The Hub helped them to connect with other social makers, for example with start-up Solar Fountain, whom they will help with their design development. For Pira it is like a home away from home; they feel the strong kinship between the different social actors and enjoy talking about what they like and how easy it is to share their thoughts.

For the Berliners: Every second Monday of the month, Pira organizes their “Creative Action Berlin” workshops at Keith Bar, Neukölln. You can find them on Meet-up, go check them out!