Por Design Indaba llego a este bonito proyecto de intervención urbana en una favela de Río de Janeiro:
Dutch design duo Haas&Hahn, Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn, are transforming the hillside slums or favelas of Brazil into colourful works of art, encouraging urban renewal.Haas&Hahn had the idea to start a community-driven art intervention in Brazil while filming a documentary in the country in 2006. Their first project was a 150 square metre mural of a boy flying a kite, a favourite pastime in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas. Haas&Hahn involved local youths from the Soldados Nunca Mais programme of the Ibiss Foundation, offering an alternative to a life of crime. Their second artwork was the painting of the concrete structures built to protect the hill on Vila Cruzeiro, Rio’s most notorious slum, from mudslides during the rainy season.