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Favela Images

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I love these favela images by Fernando Alan.
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Amanda Morgan's curator insight, September 29, 2:50 PM

The favelas show that the country has not been able to keep up with the growth of urban population,  increasing population, and poverty.  It also shows how the people of Brazil use their resources to survive and build housing. There are many socioeconomic issues at stake in these favelas and with these favelas comes an increase in drugs and violence.

James Hobson's curator insight, September 30, 8:57 AM

(South America topic 6)

These images seem almost unreal in the sense that these favelas appear to be like trees growing out of the hillside. I noticed that the homes towards the bottom of the hill appear much smaller than those at the top. If all were the same size the ones on the top would appear to be smallest from this angle. Even though this is considered a favela, it must be that some are willing to sacrifice space for convenience of location. Lastly, I would imagine that it must be easy to get lost on the way to one's home... the twisting paths and lack of any 'official' streets would be a maze to an outside visitor. I wonder if anybody has had the idea to start making a so-called road map of the paths through these favelas? That would be very interesting to see.

Hector Alonzo's curator insight, October 24, 9:29 PM

These images of the Favelas in Brazil are absolutely amazing. Not only does it show the poor urban parts of the city are, but just how hard it is to live in these areas, as well as, the clustered so many houses are. The largest picture shown seems like a painting and not a picture, which makes the pictures more fascinating to look at.

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Landfill Harmonic


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Hector Alonzo's curator insight, October 26, 8:19 PM

The people in this video live in the slums and cannot afford instruments so they have resorted to using recycled instruments made from garbage that was recovered from the landfill in the city. Seeing how the less fortunate make something beautiful out of something bad is amazing.

Kaitlin Young's curator insight, November 13, 5:20 PM

While many are quick to judge those living in poverty, it is important to realize the innovation and creativity that can arise from these conditions. The children in this video show that one does not need wealth to live a cultured life. When people do not have a lot, they learn to utilize the resources at hand, even if that means using garbage. To see people so happy while having so little (at least by our standards in the United States) puts into question the American consumerist culture. 

Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, December 14, 7:02 PM

This video shows that even thoughts living in absolute poverty are able to create beautiful things. While the instruments are clearly made from trash the music they produce is almost impossible to tell apart from expensive proper instruments. The ingenuity of these people is remarkable and really an incredible thing to watch.