Public Space


CHAMADA ABERTA para intervenções artísticas itinerantes!

Você tem um trabalho a ser exibido ou apresentado mas não tem espaço e estrutura para realizar isso? Vamos juntar as forças! A Kombi#55 é uma plataforma móvel de troca de arte e conhecimento. Ela roda pela cidade, para em espaços públicos e facilita apresentações performáticas, mini-exposições, festas ou intervenções musicais ou audiovisuais e debates. […]

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Call for research proposals on Favela Urbanism and Sustainable Development

Barraco #55 is receiving research proposals on favela urbanism and sustainable (economical, social and ecological) development in the context of a Favela. Researchers, students and artists are invited to explore topics on art, popular culture and cultural heritage, tourism, technology, culture-led regeneration, favela-urbanism/integration, socioeconomic inclusion, ecology, qualities and potential of the favela, community organization and resistance and (new/alternative) economies, […]


A Kombi do Barraco#55 sera realidade!

Depois de uma campanha emocionante de crowdfunding (vaquinha) feito pela amiga Jeltsje Boersma conseguimos um valor bem razoavel (menos do que esperamos, mas vai dar pra comprar uma Kombi um pouco mais velhinha). Ainda com umas doacoes depois da campanha ter fechado agora a Kombi esta virando realidade. Essa Kombi vai rodar a cidade toda, […]


Favela, Você Mesmo Faz! exhibition review in Rio On Watch

Written by Michel Jaquet, artist in residence in Barraco#55 in April 2014 and architect working on a research on urbanism in Rio’s favelas. “Nestled high up on Alvorada hill, right below a portion of Complexo do Alemão’s photogenic but controversial cable car, Barraco #55 is a community-oriented center for arts and research. As well as hosting regular events such as […]


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 […]


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)


JAM do Barraco #55

Finally Saturday the 8th of September has come, the day of the fourth JAM do Barraco. The day starts with the film workshop given by Rodrigo. Luis, his student, has a lot to film on Praça #55, the square next to the hostel/cultural centre “Arte na Favela”where the JAM is going to take place. People walking up and down the street, filling the refrigerator in the shack with beer, Eddu making a bench of carpet and tubes that normally function as electricity poles, Carlinhos connecting wires for the sound, laptops and the beamer that projects visuals on the wall above the graffiti painting.

The party starts at 7, people gather on the square and by passers stop to watch the musicians that take turns in jamming together. People enjoy the music and a beer and some dare to taste the ‘arabic pizza’ with humus. Next to the shack Maria set out her collection of self-made bracelets and in the mean time she braids tereres in hair.