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Sunday, 6 June 2010

Favela Painting

If you look under the category "things I want" on my blog, you'll find a number of very cool things that, given a lottery win, I'd like to own. However, whilst not something you would or indeed could want to own, this might be the coolest thing of all, and on a number of levels. It doesexactly what it says on the tin, but it's so much more than you'd think. Basically, what happened was that a couple of Dutch artists went to one Of Rio's worst areas with the idea of giving the locals something they could be proud of-a symbol for them to be proud of-and it was something they really needed (along with money, health care, human rights and a a whole bunch of other stuff millions of Brazilians are routinely denied).

Anyway, enough waffle look at the pics.

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