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)

3 thoughts on “Favela painting

  1. Lauren Stephenson Post author

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

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