Thursday, January 10, 2013
While in Rio recently, I had a chance to visit my friend, Lea Rekow and her project to foster sustainable green space in the form of community gardens in one of the largest slums in the world, Rocinha. Lea's project is called Green my Favela. I met some of the Rocinha community members who are working with her on the project and got to install a piece on a site they are developing into a community garden.
Lea in Rocinha
Carlos, a community member + garden caretaker, standing at a garden site with Rocinha + Sao Conrado in the background
Lea + Carlos
Carlos in one of the gardens on reclaimed land in Rocinha
kids from the community (photo by Lea Rekow)
installing on a reclaimed site (photo by Kate Mytty)
photo by Lea Rekow
Thursday, January 3, 2013
getting up in rio
meanwhile, the hand gesture is interesting. i shot this on the reservation where many people use hitch hiking as a means of transportation. in brasil, thumbs up is a universal sign for things being copacetic.
so to lea + brasil this piece, the copacetic hitch hiker, is dedicated to you. thanks for the inspiration and have a great 2013!