Politics


Debate Política de Drogas no Complexo do Alemão

No dia 16 de outubro de 2015, o CESeC realizará em parceria com o Barraco 55 um debate sobre esta temática de política de drogas na Nave do Conhecimento de Nova Brasília, aberto para moradores do Complexo do Alemão e alunos dos cursos de mídias digitais da Nave.  O debate contou com especialistas e abordou assuntos como os impactos […]


Complex is Beautiful

By URBZ User Generated Cities (Mumbai) published on 23 dec. 2013. One of the most unbearable aspects of Brazilian “favelas” is the paranoia that surrounds them. That paranoia creates an extraordinary sense of distance, a psychological firewall of fear between “favelas” and the “asphalto” – as the people on the hills call the concrete city […]


Marketing in de Favela

Door: Ellen Sluis De favelas in Rio de Janeiro. Vroeger onbegaanbaar terrein voor de Braziliaanse overheid en de private sector vanwege de gewelddadige confrontaties tussen de heersende drugsgangs en de militaire politie, bekend uit films als Tropa de Elite en City of God, maar sinds ruim twee jaar gezien als goudmijn met miljoenen potentiële consumenten […]


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favela tourism as a means of reclaiming space

By Emily LeBaron  some thoughts swirling around my head this morning: from what i’m hearing and seeing, favela residents in Alemao feel their communities have been invaded and taken over by UPP/BOPE forces. in this sense their daily experience is a military/political occupation, and a dispute over space. but while many external to the favleas […]


Cascoland @ Barraco #55

From November till December 2012, our Barraco #55 team has been joining hands with the artists of Cascoland. They stayed in the community for 1 month working on the project Lajes que Falam and the Comuniférico, in collaboration with Barraco #55 and the local residents of Complexo do Alemão. (portuguese below)


Rio + 20 / Rio – 20

Rio +20 is over but it turned out that the planet will not be saved yet. Unfortunately, but are we surprised? Of course we had the chance to accompany the event closely, as we’re now in Rio. But to be honest, we lost our apetite due to a couple of incidents regarding the whole event, […]


Opening Up de Favela: Locality in the ‘pacified’ favelas in Rio de Janeiro

The ‘pacification’ of the favela Complexo do Alemã0 in Rio de Janeiro has caused many changes in the everyday lives of the residents. A territory that used to be occupied by drugs gangs is now being (re-)taken by the Brazilian state through the occupation by the army, in order to increase security in these areas, […]


Digital Gateway to the Complexo do Alemão

After the occupation of Complexo do Alemão in November 2010 – until then considered one of the “most dangerous” favelas of Rio – there is an increased interest from actors (public, private and non-profit) outside of the community. Especially digital technologies play an important role in this process. Community residents have recognised the interest from […]


The “Telefairy Tale” of Complexo do Alemão

On March 23 I wrote one of my first blog posts about Complexo do Alemão and the occupation. I wrote about the cable car (Teleférico) that is a project of the government’s PAC program and built as a new form of public transport within the community. Supposedly it would improve the mobility of the community […]