Project Morrinho: The South Bank Favela

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 100 months ago
Project Morrinho: The South Bank Favela
MPs were unimpressed by the model for their new, credit-crunched accommodation block
MPs were unimpressed by the model for their new, credit-crunched accommodation block
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George Galloways' political party was forced to downscale
George Galloways' political party was forced to downscale
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Aerial view of the favela
Aerial view of the favela

A miniature favela has been built beside the Royal Festival Hall on the South Bank.

Part of the Southbank Centre's Festival Brazil, the model was built from brick, sand, paint, and other found materials. It is a collaboration between teenagers from Stockwell Park Estate, and young people from the Pereira da Silva favela in Rio de Janeiro, and is a version of the full-sized Morrinho project, a social and cultural project created 12 years ago that aims to challenge the negative perceptions of Brazil's favelas — namely, that they are entirely dominated by guns, drugs, and violence.

The favela runs until Sunday, September 5th.

Last Updated 25 July 2010