Category: Culture

How a Brazilian Journalist is Mapping the Street Music Around the World

By Marina Estarque The next Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan or Édith Piaf may be at your side, playing on some corner or subway station, says Brazilian journalist Daniel Bacchieri, creator of StreetMusicMap, one of the most active platforms for street music in the world. “All these big names started out on the street, there are a lot…

Fordlandia: Henry Ford’s Forgotten City Deep in Brazil’s Amazon

By: Drew Reed In 1928, northern Brazil was captivated by an enticing bit of news. The region’s residents were about to receive a new visitor, a man who came with the promise of reviving their ailing economy and introducing them to a whole new way of life – Henry Ford. Local papers began raving about their future…

Unravelling Brazil’s diverse DNA

We are Brazil By: Anne Jones Brazilians seem undaunted by simply being Brazilian.” That’s the conclusion English photographer Marcus Lyon arrived at after traveling across the Americas for 30 years. In the United States, people tie their identities to their ancestral homeland. They may say they are Italian Americans, for example. But this isn’t quite the same…

The Museum of Tomorrow Challenging You Today

The Newest Destination in Rio de Janeiro By: Anne Jones The Museum of Tomorrow (Museu do Amanhã) in   Rio de Janeiro may soon become known for one of the planet’s most powerful arguments for sustainability. The museum itself is the most striking example of the regeneration Rio’s port district. Ten years ago, this was one…

Paulo Coelho: Writing in a Global Language

 The Brazilian Book – The Alchemist – is the longest title on the New York Times Best Seller list. By: Anne Jonnes  If someone recommend you a book about a shepherd boy who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in The Great Pyramids; would you read it?…

Os Gemeos: Inside the Studio

BY: Anne Jones Why am I here? What is my place in this world? We all share the same existential questions, but only a soul of an artist can translate this search into street art. This is exactly what Os Gemeos (translation; The Twins) are doing on the walls of the largest city of Brazil:…

Sebastiao Salgado LEGENDARY LEGACY

Photographer Sebastião Salgado shapes the Earth and how we see it.  By: Lianna Patch  Photos: Sebastiao Salgado First things first: there are a lot of articles about Sebastião Salgado. Like, a lot. A Google search brings up more than half a million results for the famous photographer’s name. And, since director Wim Wenders created “The…

DISTRESS CALL OF THE WILD

Brazilian artisan Hugo França gives old trees new life. By: Lianna Patch To understand the scale of Hugo França’s work, you’ll need to have a very flexible neck. That’s because the pequi tree, from which França fashions most of his famous “furniture sculptures,” can grow to well over 100 feet high and 1,000 years old…

IMMENSE, IMMERSIVE, INCREDIBLE INHOTIM

The visionary behind the world’s largest art garden invites all to visit. BY: Lianna Patch Photos: Inhotim Institute Though it sounds like a dream, the experience that spurred former mining tycoon Bernardo Paz to dedicate his fortune to art is a true story. “During a trip to Acapulco, Mexico, I saw a very tall wall that…

When Social Design turns into Action in the Amazon Rainforest

Marcelo Rosenbaum and the “We Transform” Project By: Dave Anderson Photos by: Lucas Moura &Thiago Calazans Deep inside the Amazon rainforest, a group of city slickers with drawing notepads in their hands was warmly received by the Yawanawá tribe, an indigenous people with the population of about 600 in the Brazilian state of Acre. Historically,…

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