Project Morrinho is a Brazilian social project that takes the form of a miniature city created by young people in Rio de Janeiro. Using brick, paint and other found materials, their model metropolis is inspired by the landscape, architecture and everyday life of the favelas that span the city.
‘Our aim,’ the creators explain, ‘is to bring positive change to our local community, as well as challenge the popular perception of Brazil’s favelas.’
The project has become a world-wide phenomenon, including exhibiting at the 2007 Venice Biennale.
Project Morrinho: Southbank Centre (01:52)
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