May 20, 2010

Favela painting

In 2006, Dutch artists Haas&Hahn started Favela Painting, a “community-driven art intervention” in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. With the help of local youths, who are paid for their efforts and taught construction skills, the duo bring brightly-colored murals and other artistic scenes to the poorest areas of Rio.

Their ultimate goal is to paint an entire hillside favela.

(Via Flavorwire)


  1. Deron Bauman on May 20th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    that’s amazing.

  2. Amanda Mae Meyncke on May 21st, 2010 at 10:00 am

    This was just in a movie. Or a music video. Or something. I’ve seen it being painted.


  3. Lauren Stephenson on May 21st, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Flavorwire says the artists first came to Brazil to film a hip hop documentary for MTV– maybe that’s where you saw it?