Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo
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Last year I decided to take part in a course called “Radical shift, Incremental change – Rio de Janeiro” at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. Driven by the curiosity about the complexity of urban life, and attracted by the idea of exploring urban informality as a rich source of knowledge, my classmates and I visited Rio de Janeiro with the objective of getting some insight about life in informal settlements. When visiting Rio, we had the privilege of meeting people from different backgrounds who introduced us to the beauty and intricacy of Carioca life. In order to learn more about the real Rio, our strategy was to interview people from the City Hall, people from different social organizations and NGOs as well as local people. More specifically, we had…
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