Brazilians Reinterpret Their Living Spaces

In this paper, Gustavo Rivera Jr. (Ph. D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago) evaluates the economic and sociocultural impact of recently developed public housing estates within the favelas of Belo Horizonte.

Based on fourteen months of ethnographic fieldwork in the Senhor dos Passos favela in Belo Horizonte, this paper explores how public housing transforms the meaning of living in favela spaces. In particular, it questions the ways public housing reconfigures residents' sense of belonging, social relations, and subjectivities.

Thanks to The Urban Reinventors Online Urban Journal

Full Story: Favelas, Public Housing and the Reconfiguration of Urban Space in Brazilian Slums

Comments

building block set

NEW! Build the world you want to see

Irresistible block set for adults when placed on a coffee table or desk, and great fun for kids.
$25

Prepare for the AICP* Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245
Woman wearing city map tote bag

City Shoulder Totes - New Cities Added!

Durable CityFabric© shoulder tote bags available from 9 different cities.
$22.00
Women's t-shirt with map of Los Angeles

City T-Shirts for the ladies!

Women's Supersoft CityFabric© Fashion Fit Tees. Now available in six different cities.
$24.00