Thursday, January 10, 2013

green my favela

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

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