List/Grid Tag Archives: Slums

Street Art – Painting the Rio Slums Bright

Dutch artists Haas&Hahn (Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn) of the Favela painting project in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil established a  kickstarter campaign as they wish to fund the painting of one of the biggest slums in the city. They’ve been doing small painting projects in deprived areas of the city starting 2005 after the first visit to Brazilian favelas. But this time artists decided to go big and bring some colors to an every building on a hillside in Vila Cruzeiro, Brazil .  “Our project aims to provide an opportunity for people to transform their own neighborhood from a place seen as negative… Read more »

Paint Cairo – An initiative to Beautify The Slums

In an Intiative that carries a message of hope for a brighter tomorrow, Egyptian urban development firm Takween piloted the “Paint Cairo” campaign in Ezbet Khairallah, one of the largest unplanned communities in Egypt, with a population close to 650,000 inhabitants and a sprawling area of about 12 square kilometers (480 acres) on a rocky plateau that lies in the southern part of Cairo. The Concept of the intiative aims at painting the city and offering a makeover to the general outlook of where one lives, where buildings are usually left without without a finish layer of plaster and paint, resulting in jungles of… Read more »

A Wake up Call – Cairo Slums

CAIRO, the biggest city and metropolis in the Middle East and Africa -with a population of 16-20 millions- is  a city that has the culture, the history, the nightlife, the year round warm climate, the strategic location, and the educational facilities that have supplied Egyptians and all neighboring Arabs and Africans with higher level learning for decades.  As some might think, Cairo does have it all. What some of us do know, this is not the only face of Cairo.  The city has a behind-the-scenes side, a dark one; a study by the UN has revealed that 25-35 % of Cairo’s… Read more »

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