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Rio de Janeiro

Social gastronomy: More than a food program

November 6, 2018

If you are homeless, you can eat haute cuisine at Refettorio Gastromotiva for free. The fancy Rio de Janeiro restaurant is at the forefront of an innovative movement to combat hunger and homelessness. As one patron says, “they don’t just socialize the homeless, they humanize us.” It’s all part of a growing “social gastronomy” movement […]

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Can art reform Rio’s violent police force?

September 25, 2018

Tatiana Altberg is teaching police officers in Rio de Janeiro how to make and use pinhole cameras in the hopes that in some small way this can help them reflect on their lives and careers. As part of an international artist-in-residence program, Altberg wants to use art to intervene in the hardened law-enforcement culture of […]

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