A while back, I blogged Favela Painting: Give the People a Voice.
What do we do about society’s perception?
To quote the original video that you can find here: “…although these communities cover nearly every hillside of the city, this somehow did not seem to be considered a legitimate part of it. They were feared, endured constant negative portrayal in the media, and suffered under heavy conflicts between drug gangs and police. Self-built and self-organized, to us the favela seemed to be full of creativity and hope. This made us think, then suddenly we had a crazy idea. What if we could paint all these houses in the communities into unifying designs. It could make the neighbourhood look more beautiful and as for attention: in a positive way. You could make people stop and look…and show the outside world what proud and vibrant communities favelas really are.”
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