Favela Painting

Amsterdam, Netherlands

In 2005 the dutch artist duo Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn started the favela painting project in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. The main idea is for the project to function as a means of urban beautification and to act as a catalyst for positive social change, whilst offering the inhabitants an opportunity to earn an education and income. Thus far, three paintings were realized. Right now Haas&Hahn are preparing their masterpiece, O Morro: An entire hillside slum turned into into a...

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