Favela Painting

22 June 2010

Dutch designers Haas&Hahn (Jeroen Koolhas and Dre Urhahn) are slowly transforming the favelas of Brazil.

The pair started working together in 2005, when they filmed a documentary about hip hop in the favelas of Rio and São Paolo for MTV. Inspired by this visit, they embarked on a journey to bring outrageous works of art to unexpected places, starting with painting enormous murals in the slums of Brazil together with the local community.

Over the last month, 34 houses on the giant hillside favela in Praça Cantão has become the latest addition to the project.

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