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Favela Painting gives color in life in slums

Almost one year ago, I met by coincidence one of the Favela Painting artists in a local cafe, where their documentary about hip hop in the favelas of Rio and São Paolo for MTV was projected. That was it, Favela Painting struck me!

The duo of Haas&Hahn (Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn) creates community-driven art interventions in Brazil by painting enormous murals in the slums of Brazil together with the local youth. In the Favela Painting projects, teenagers from the slums learn the craft of painting, while earning money at the same time, transforming their neighborhood and being proud for themselves and their community.

A really beautiful initiative that worth a visit at the site of Favela Painting and why not a donation ;)