Arquivo - Tag: urbanism

Brazil’s five election surprises

Sunday was full of surprises, and most of them dispiriting for the groups¬†that thought they’d made gains during last year’s protests. Here’s the five biggest. By Mauricio Savarese 1 – Marina Silva out of the run-off From presidential front-runner to the falling star of Brazil’s politics. The former environment minister was a bad player from(…)

Before and after the World Cup

The very fun World Cup confounded expectations while exposing some deep truths. Was it all worth it? ¬†Above, dismantling the extra seats at S√£o Paulo’s Itaquer√£o Stadium. James Young Belo Horizonte It is January. The foreign journalist sits at his desk in London (or New York or Berlin) and thinks about the World Cup. The(…)

Reclaim the streets

In S√£o Paulo, taking to the streets involves far more than protests, riots and demonstrations. It‚Äôs also about taking back space from the concrete jungle for parties, festivals, public parks and shopping-mall meetups ‚Äď ‚Äėrolezinhos.‚Äô The poster in the photo above by Claire Rigby reads “More love, please.”¬† By Claire Rigby 2013 may be remembered(…)

What does Brazil look like?

Claire Rigby discusses, with Folha arts writer Silas Mart√≠, the difficulty of cutting through visual stereotypes in Brazil, a country which is often too photogenic for its own good. Above,¬†‘Descansando na Canoa’ (1984) by Luiz Braga, courtesy Galeria da G√°vea. Throughout the post and below, other selections from the¬†SP-Arte/Foto¬†fair. By Claire Rigby What do you(…)

Against Feliciano, an extraordinary human rights commission

Marco Feliciano, a man accused of homophobia and racism, has bizarrely managed to take over as Brazil’s human rights commissioner. So the progressive movements coalescing on the streets of¬†downtown S√£o Paulo set up their own commission, above. By Claire Rigby ‘Life’s too short to live in S√£o Paulo’. So says a piece of graffiti currently(…)