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June 2012

Instituto Wark: Graffiti in Rocinha

Marcos Rodrigo, also known as ‘Wark da Rocinha’ has been the favela’s premier graffiti artist for ten years now. The Rocinha native pioneered the graffiti [...]

June 30, 2012 // 0 Comments

Sewers and Symbols in a Pacified Rocinha

By official count, 102,000 residents animate the streets of Rocinha, Brazil’s most populous single favela community. 10,000 mototaxis buzz up and down the uneven [...]

June 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

Cultivating a New Perception of the Favela

While a group of curious outsiders, including me, visited the favela Complexo da Penha, a few locals and a tame toy poodle named Borris tagged along. Since many Americans [...]

June 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

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