A Life in Harmonia

The backhoe had already worked its way well into Vila Harmonia by the time we arrived, chewing through brick and concrete like it was chalk. There was about the community an air of surreal slowness, […]

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Truculent Olympics

Clique aqui para Português For the original article by Raquel Rolnik in Portuguese published on her blog click here. Within the past week, the Olympic plan for the city of Rio de Janeiro has revealed a […]

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A Fresh View of Asa Branca

The favela of Asa Branca is one of the communities in the Barra da Tijuca Olympic zone which, like many poor communities across Rio, is under threat, in this case by civil works which are […]