• RioOnWatch Turns 8!

    On this, our 8th birthday, we are setting out to make RioOnWatch financially sustainable by engaging the monthly support of fans like you. Read on to see what RioOnWatch has accomplished so far and what makes our work uniquely impactful. [...]
  • Spring 2018 University Tour Stops

    Catalytic Communities’ Executive Director Dr. Theresa Williamson delivers regular talks at universities across North America. All proceeds go to support Catalytic Communities’ work with Rio de Janeiro’s favelas. Please join us! For [...]
  • Sustainable Favela Network Now Mapped

    February 28, 2018—With support from the Heinrich Böll Foundation Brazil, between June and October 2017 Catalytic Communities took a leap from the work begun for the UN Rio+20 conference in 2012, when we produced the award-winning film [...]
  • 2017 In Review: Best & Worst Reporting on Favelas

    This is the latest contribution to our media watchdog series on the Best and Worst International Reporting on Rio’s favelas, part of RioOnWatch’s ongoing conversation on the media narrative and media portrayal surrounding favelas. After [...]