Posts tagged creative organizing
Vale Encantado, a tranquil favela located in the heart of the Tijuca Forest, has developed a creative solution to ensure the historic community’s future development in light of limited public investments: residents are working to create a model of sustainability for favelas across Rio and beyond.
Vale Encantado has been a model in sustainability for many years, and their efforts are always expanding. The community grows much of their own food, and has installed solar panels in one home with the hopes of expanding the project throughout the community. The Vale Encantado Cooperative, headed by Otávio Barros, runs an eco-tourism business, More >
Over the past few years unprecedented large-scale movements have challenged states across the globe. From Tahrir Square in Cairo to Zuccotti Park in New York City, and most recently, the streets of Brazil. Common to all is the widespread use of social media in organizing and articulating protests. Through Twitter and Facebook, local movements now have the technological ability to transcend limits of space, time and resources. With its stark inequality and low quality public services, Brazil, given its hyper-connectivity, as the world’s second biggest user of both Twitter and Facebook, was a shoe-in for next-in-line.
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For the original article by Ciro Barros in Portuguese in Pública click here.
At 9am on Saturday June 15, an event promoted by the Rio de Janeiro Popular Committee for the World Cup and Olympics intends to oppose the enthusiasm that circles the arrival of the Confederations Cup.
Seven hours before Brazil debuts against Japan in the FIFA competition, a “preview” for next year’s World Cup, another ball is going to roll in the Quilombo da Gamboa (Rua More >