Category: Culture

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,…

Capoeira & Blues

THREE CONTINENTS, TWO STYLES, ONE SOURCE How the Slave Trade Shaped Cultural Arts in Brazil and the United States BY: Lianna Patch In fall 2014, the tradition of capoeira — a Brazilian martial art fusing combat with elements of dance, music, and games — was awarded protected status by Unesco, the UN’s cultural agency. American…

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