Art and Social Change in Brazil’s Favelas

Favela Painting has helped to beautify one of Rio's toughest neighborhoods, as well as provide an artistic outlet for members of the vibrant community. Photo credit: Magical Urbanism

Favela Painting has helped to beautify one of Rio’s toughest neighborhoods, as well as provide an artistic outlet for members of the community. Photo credit: Magical Urbanism

When Dutch painters Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn (Haas and Hahn) came to Brazil in 2005, they didn’t expect that nearly 10 years later they would be speaking at TED Global. The two artists’ Favela Painting project is an incredible example of how art can positively impact low-income communities. Click here to watch their funny and inspirational TED talk.

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