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December 2010

A Life in Harmonia

The backhoe had already worked its way well into Vila Harmonia by the time we arrived, chewing through brick and concrete like it was chalk. There was about the community an [...]

December 29, 2010

Truculent Olympics

Within the past week, the Olympic plan for the city of Rio de Janeiro has revealed a strong ambiguity in the quality of large urban development projects. Investments in [...]

December 27, 2010

A Walk Through Vila das Torres – Part 1

Vila das Torres (Towers Village) is a community of about a thousand homes and small businesses in Madureira, a neighborhood in Rio’s north zone. The community stretches [...]

December 27, 2010