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Bringing the Multicoloured Soul of the Favela to Life

Posted on 24 March 2010 by editor

Favela homes. Credit: Nate Cull

By Fabiana Frayssinet

RIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 24, 2010 (IPS) – The “favelas” or shanty towns of Brazil are a uniform red ochre, the colour of unplastered brick walls. But two visual artists from the Netherlands want to paint them every colour under the sun, a facelift intended to showcase the colourful soul of these poverty-stricken neighbourhoods. Continue Reading


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