Aron Nussbaum is my United States research assistant who will be traveling with me and specifically helping to develop a relationship with the community aspects of the project. While in college, he studied in Rio at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro as an exchange student. This experience transformed Aron. His love for the city […]
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Vila Olímpica is the community center for one of the oldest top samba schools, Mangueira. Located at the foot of the Mangueira favela, this facility far exceeded what we had imagined such a center to be. We are so grateful to Mangueira for inviting us into their community and allowing us a very personal understanding […]
Cafeina in Ipanema is the spot. Roberta is a freelance journalist who shared some really interesting thoughts about parallel structures of power between the government and the communities within Rio. She talked a lot about her interests in information and technology and the affects of these on the communities. It was really informative to hear her […]
Thank you to André Bonatti, the director of Escola da Leopoldinense, who invited us to see a community gathering in the tented area at Cidade do Samba. It was incredible to see such enthusiasm and collective spirit. Photos by Aron Nussbaum
First stop: Samba City. This is where the top Samba Schools make their floats. In Portuguese, floats are called Carro Alegórico, I love that. Samba City is a huge facility that has hangars for each school arranged in a C-shape around a central open area which is often used for various rehearsals. Although blurry, I […]