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Vila Autódromo in Rio de Janeiro: The big, the bad, the ugly

by Daniel Wagner The scenery: a wild and isolated lagoon about 40km west from the centre of Rio de Janeiro. This was what the first dwellers of the favela “Vila Autódromo” encountered when they first settled in the region about … Continue reading

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‘Squatters are not home stealers’ | Society | The Guardian

‘Squatters are not home stealers’ | Society | The Guardian. The criminalising of squatters in Britain is part of a Europe-wide backlash. But with at least 10% of the world population squatting, can they really be a menace to society? … Continue reading

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Raw material from Brazil’s favelas on its way to Europe’s nightclubs

by Valentin Schipfer This blog entry is as close to urban life as the discussed music style to their dancers.  I put the focus on Baile Funk – an important part of social and cultural identity of Brazilian metropolises. Cultural … Continue reading

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Rio de Janeiro Spearheading in Social Place Management

by Valentin Schipfer Since Brazil and especially its cidade maravilhosa Rio de Janeiro have become the second half of my soul (and my master thesis) some years ago, I’ve been keeping an eye on its urban development. Lately a new … Continue reading

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