From 2001 to 2011, Joana Lira was part of the creative team behind the scenography and visual identity project for the Recife Carnival. The project was featured in many exhibitions in Brazil and abroad, including the Art and City exhibition at Designmai, in Germany, in 2006; Design Brasileiro Hoje: Fronteiras, in 2009, MAM in São Paulo; Expo Xangai 2010; Samba Etc., at Musée International do Carnaval et du Masque, in Belgium, in 2011; and Carna Vale, in 2015, at FIESP in São Paulo. Work in partnership with Carlos Augusto Lira architectural firm.
A 30-meter panel as monumental as Galo da Madrugada, named the most popular Carnival krewe party by the Guinness Book of Records, Recife, 2007
Created in 2001 for the visual identity of the Recife Carnival, this family of characters represents the diversity of the Pernambuco State Carnival
Horsemen influenced by “A Pedra do Reino” by Ariano Suassuna, the artist honored in the 2006 Recife Carnival
Patio de São Pedro decorated with characters influenced by the work of Vicente do Rêgo Monteiro, 2010
Characters influenced by the work of Tereza Costa Rego, the artist honored in the 2011 Recife Carnival
Released in 2008 by DBA Publishing House and nominated for Jabuti Award 2009, in Book Design Category, the book Outros Carnavais depicts the path of the work in Recife Carnival. Sold out edition. Released in 2008 by DBA Publishing House and nominated for the 2009 Jabuti Award in the Book Design Category, the book Outros Carnavais (Other Carnivals) depicts work for the Recife Carnival over time. Sold out edition.