‘Banho de floresta’ na Copa do Mundo | ‘Forest Bathing’ in the World Cup

Apenas shinrin-yoku para me acalmar hoje depois de assistir meu amado México perder para o meu amado Brasil em um jogo tenso, eliminatória, da Copa do Mundo. A prática japonesa de banho de floresta tem benefícios comprovados para a saúde, então eu fiz uma curta caminhada até o Parque Lage do restaurante nem-tão-mexicano que recebia […]

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The Royal Portuguese Reading Room | Real Gabinete Português de Leitura

It is not exactly on the main axis of tourism of Rio de Janeiro. For that matter, it is not even easily placed on the axis of tourism for visitors spending a day hiking among the many attractions in Rio’s Centro between Cinelândia and the newly fashioned port area of Praça Mauá. The Real Gabinete […]

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The Stuccadore Peon

“Do you know why you do not like conceptual art? It is because you know how to solve problems with your hands. You have the means to create plastically, visually. If you only had concepts, you would write.”

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Peão de Ornamento

“Você sabe por quê você não gosta de arte conceitual? É que você sabe resolver problemas com as mãos. Você possui os meios para criar plasticamente, visualmente. Se você tivesse só conceitos, você ia escrever.”

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Urban art | Arte de rua – Rio de Janeiro

I’ve always said that I am not one for museums. There is something about objects extracted from their context that bore me, failing to capture my attention | Sempre falei que não gosto de museus: vendo um monte de obras extraídas dos respetivos contextos me da um tédio

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The Archaeology of Slavery & Book Review: “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi

I imagined her watching any non-survivors being hurled into something like the adjacent Cemiterio dos Novos Pretos, the Cemetary of New Blacks, the site of the largest slave cemetery in the Americas, where tens of thousands of bodies had been dumped and incinerated upon arrival in Rio de Janeiro. Such violence affected every generation that followed her, including those who are struggling to maintain the site

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O Charme do Rio Antigo – Old Rio de Janeiro in black and white

Once again removing the color pollution of noxious textile dyes, paints and plastics to reveal the beauty in the details of life — and dance — in Rio’s old city center. 

Sem a poluição cromática de tanto tingimento têxtil, tinta e plásticos, a beleza dos detalhes da vida — e baile — no Rio Antigo fica ainda mais charmoso.

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Prata Preta and a story repeats

It was a law that had been passed forcing all residents to take something called a “vaccine” that resulted in the violent revolt that ransacked the city of Rio de Janeiro between November 10 – 16, 1904. The modernization of the nation’s capital at the time and during the First Republic was arduous: despite the […]

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Architecture for the mind when a city transforms

The sight of the homeless man taking a shower on the sidewalk while completely dressed from a garden hose held above his head by doorman through a fence was so pitiful that it was impossible not to exchange embarrased glances with the early morning dog walkers and even the doorman, who relpied to everyone without speaking, what else can I do?

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