Brazil’s Thought for Food Festival Farming Ideas to Make a Fortune

As confetti showers a theatre inside Rio de Janeiro’s normally sedate Museum of Tomorrow, electronic pop music pounds and dozens of young people crowd the stage to dance enthusiastically, hugging each other and waving flags as their audience films the festivities on their phones. Continue reading Brazil’s Thought for Food Festival Farming Ideas to Make a Fortune

Delightful Black and White Street Art in Brazil is All About the Positivity

Alex Senna is a Brazilian street artist that has perfected the urban mural. His work is also quite unique in a sense, mainly due to the overwhelming positivity emitting from each piece. Continue reading Delightful Black and White Street Art in Brazil is All About the Positivity

São Paulo’s Creative Youth Describe The City In Their Own Words

What comes to mind when you think of Brazil? The sprawling, golden expanse of Copacabana beach and the wild scenes of Rio Carnival? Or, at the other end of the spectrum, the violence and gang-related crime that permeates the alleyways of its favelas? While the country is often portrayed as a place of extreme glamour and danger in the media, there is, of course, a lot more to it than that – which stylist and writer Nazanin Shahnavaz and photographer Hick Duarte set out to spotlight in their new project. Continue reading São Paulo’s Creative Youth Describe The City In Their Own Words

Brazilian Nightclub Attempting To Redesign The Clubbing Experience

In the UK our nightclubs follow a pretty similar formula: a dark space burrowed underground, giving little visual stimulus beyond lasers and flashing screens. We expect little more than a set of stairs leading into a crowded space — which is fantastic for those wanting to lose themselves within the music — but not for those wanting to observe impressive architecture.​  Continue reading Brazilian Nightclub Attempting To Redesign The Clubbing Experience

A Fabric Bank Is Trying To Turn Brazilian Fashion Accountable And Sustainable

In textiles and fashion, reuse may be applied to materials, enhancing their durability or extending their life, as well as products, taking into account adaptability to different users along their life cycle. It may also be done as service design, connecting users through shared consumption, as in the examples of fashion libraries Lena, in Amsterdam (Lena, 2017), and House of Bubbles, in São Paulo (House of All, 2017) — both initiatives provide fashion products upon maintenance fees, defining rules for their use and conservation. Continue reading A Fabric Bank Is Trying To Turn Brazilian Fashion Accountable And Sustainable

The Bahia region of Brazil is the focus of Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: The Popular Art of Northeast Brazil

Did you know that 10 times more Africans were brought in bondage into Brazil than into the United States? Did you know that the Northeast of Brazil has the largest population of those of African descent outside Africa? Do you know how deeply the African heritage has influenced the culture of present-day Brazil? Continue reading The Bahia region of Brazil is the focus of Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: The Popular Art of Northeast Brazil

Pitbull’s ‘We Are One (Ole Ola)’ Selected as Official World Cup Song

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FIFA, the soccer association that puts on the World Cup, announced yesterday that the Pitbull track “We Are One (Ole Ola)” is the sporting event’s official song. The song will feature guest appearances by Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian singer Claudie Leitte and they’ll perform it together during the World Cup Opening Ceremonies on June 12th at Brazil‘s Arena de São Paulo. FULL STORY Continue reading Pitbull’s ‘We Are One (Ole Ola)’ Selected as Official World Cup Song

In Sao Paulo, Organic Markets Are Beginning To Take Off

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Sao Paulo holds the title of the biggest city in Latin America, with an estimated 22 million people in its metropolitan area.

Organic food has been slow to take off in Brazil, one of the world’s biggest agricultural powerhouses.

As demand for organic food rises, it’s also getting more affordable. Some vegetables like lettuce are being sold for the same price as in a regular market. Turnip, cabbage and cauliflower also cost about the same. FULL STORY Continue reading In Sao Paulo, Organic Markets Are Beginning To Take Off

Back to the Future in Algeria

Oscar Niemeyer Brazilian Architect - Anthem Culture

The legacy of Oscar Niemeyer, the Brazilian architect who died in 2012 at the age of 104, is most familiarly seen in the Modernist buildings he designed for Brasilia, the planned city that became the country’s capital in 1960. But his work in Algeria — not nearly so well known — has also enhanced his reputation as one of the 20th century’s great architects. FULL STORY Continue reading Back to the Future in Algeria