Thursday, July 22, 2010

favela redux

I LOVE this idea!! Here is a typical Brazilian favela before...

And after enlisting the help of community members, here is what it looks like after...

During the month of work, the community members were given paychecks and an education, both things that people who call favelas home often lack.

The group responsible plans to raise enough money to paint neighboring favelas, creating an entire hillside of community driven art work. Cool, right?


Beautiful!! You can learn more here.

10 comments:

Tiffany said...

LOVE IT!!! That is so amazing!

dulci said...

Tiffany - isn't it the best? I bet it brings such a positive energy!

Concrete Jungle said...

That is simply wonderful!

dulci said...

CJ - Glad you liked it :)

ashley said...

This is AMAZING! What a great way to bring some sunshine to the neighbourhood!
reminds me of this project by Delux that does the same thing around thing world :
http://www.coolhunting.com/travel/lets-colour.php

dulci said...

Ashley - this is so cool! Thanks for sharing :)
I love the coolhunting site!

julia wheeler said...

so beautiful! i love it!

dulci said...

agreed Julia!

Panda said...

oooh i LOve the way they painted!

dulci said...

I know! The rainbow stripes are so happy :)