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Why We Should Call them Favelas

Rio’s favelas are some of the most written about, scrutinized, and studied low-income communities in the world. Yet in this constant, often well-meaning spotlight, favela [...]

RioOnWatch: Our Community News Site

As Rio de Janeiro prepares for the World Cup 2014 and 2016 Olympics, the city is undergoing rapid urban transformations. Private investment, construction and infrastructure [...]

Brazilian Popular Architecture

Vernacular and indigenous architecture, building solutions that can be found in the favelas as well as elements from modern and contemporary urban [...]

Journalist Support

There are many important and fascinating stories to be told in Rio today. Many involve the city’s favelas. Yet rarely are community voices represented. This is partly due [...]