iOS app Android app


Is this the end of slum upgrading in Brazil?

The Conversation Global | Posted 10.25.2016 | World
The Conversation Global

Brazil's favelas are famous, but so are its ambitious efforts to bring roads, water, electricity, and land rights to its informal urban settlements. e...

Getting Men Involved in Brazil to Break The Cycle of Violence: New Documentary By To The Contrary

Luis Mazariegos | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Luis Mazariegos

Brazil is a country of contradictions. It boasts one of the world's fastest growing economies, yet its poorest inhabitants have not felt this boom. In Rio de Janeiro's favelas, or slums, violence remains a gigantic problem.

Favelization: The Imaginary Brazil in Contemporary Film, Fashion and Design

Maria Gabriela Brito | Posted 05.11.2014 | Arts
Maria Gabriela Brito

"Is favelization a patronizing and opportunistic way of portraying the reality of a certain segment of the Brazilian population, fetishizing a space and its inhabitants, to brand products as Brazilian?"

Your Next Vacation Destination: A Slum?

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 05.08.2013 | Travel

If the delights of Caribbean beaches, European cities or our National Parks have lost their appeal -- you could join the increasing number of tourists...

Squatters No More: Legitimizing Brazil's Favelas

André Albuquerque | Posted 06.03.2012 | Impact
André Albuquerque

When people are granted land rights and take ownership for their property, they become active agents of social and community transformation.

Celebrity Trainer Helps Kids From Rio Slums Stay In School

Posted 07.24.2011 | Impact

Celebrity trainer Ricardo "Tinha" Carvalho will not budge on the price to become a member at his gym: one report, signed by the school principal, prov...

President Obama's Visit to a Favela in Rio: Below the Surface Calm

Vanda Felbab-Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vanda Felbab-Brown

A part of President Obama's visit to Brazil is to be an outing to a favela, a slum neighborhood, in Rio de Janeiro.

Haas & Hahn (VIDEO) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

During Graffiti Gone Global's, Fresh Produce exhibit presented at Art Basel Miami Beach, Crane.Tv met up with Dre Urehahn and Jeroen Koolhaas, the duo...

Overcoming Barriers with Electronic Connectivity

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

Where we no longer must allocate the time and resources to go physically to all corners of the earth -- Facebook, Skype, our email takes us there.

Connectivity Is Key To Social Change

Jim Luce | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

In the spring I travelled to Barcelona for the GSM Association's World Congress, with 49,000 participants spread between mobile phone-related 1,300 ve...