Articles written by Silvana Bahia:
For the original by Silvana Bahia in Portuguese for Observatório de Favelas click here.
The strengthening of the idea of the city as a place to meet and exchange ideas has spurred the formation of various cultural production groups, particularly over the past decade, in Rio de Janeiro. People from different regions of the city have come together to organize around a common line of thought and develop cultural practices, often driven by issues like mobility, access to cultural goods or a diffusion and intervention of artistic production in the city. However, with the current turmoil Rio is experiencing in terms More >
Click here for original article, in Portuguese, by Silvana Bahia* for BBC Brasil.
The Morro da Providência community, between the Port Region and Central Station, holds an important place in the history of Rio de Janeiro. The city’s oldest favela, it was settled in 1897 by soldiers returning from the War of Canudos.
The community, which will celebrate its 115th anniversary on November 15th, is going through one of the saddest periods in its history as the city evicts many residents from their homes. The sadness affects even those who will not suffer More >