What’s in a Name? Slum Stigma Worldwide

Clique aqui para Português In 2007 the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal passed the KwaZulu-Natal Elimination and Prevention of Re-Emergence of Slums Act. Before the act became law, Abahlali baseMjondolo, a grassroots social movement whose […]


World Cup Journalism Report Card

The World Cup 2014 and the preceding leadup have seen an unprecedented level of attention to Brazil’s favelas. Much of the conversation has been productive, magnifying and expanding debates around top-down interventions, police violence, favela tourism, gentrification processes […]


Why We Should Call Them Favelas

For original click here. 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 communities are consistently misrepresented by lazy […]