Favela Painting

In 2005, two Dutchmen named Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn  came to the favelas (slums) of Rio to make an MTV film about hip hop. After the filming was done, the two decided to stay.

They formed an organization called Favela Painting to bring "outrageous works of art to unexpected places." Their goal is to paint an entire hillside favela in the center of Rio, visible to all inhabitants and visitors.

Currently they are transforming the favela of Santa Marta in the heart of Rio, with the help of local youths.

More about their work here.  You can follow Favela Painting on Facebook here.

Link - via nagonthelake

From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by Marilyn Terrell.


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Aside from their scail involvement that I respect very much, I can understand where they came from with that painting project- In their own country the rules on house decoration are so strict you get nearly thrown in jail for having the wrong colour of front-door....
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