From the monthly archives:

March 2011

Frederico duarte

March 14, 2011

Brazilian designer Frederico Duarte was featured in the South African Design Indaba last year. Big fan of the makeover of houses he did in the Santa Marta favella in Rio.

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South African Elections, ANC, Julius Malema

March 13, 2011

On May 18th, there are municipality elections in South Africa. I’ll write next week an in-depth article on Emerging South with my hints on South Africa and South African politics. Very few foreign media are putting their finger on the fast evolving dynamics of SA; luckily Die Antwoord dares to share there blunt opinion on Julius Malema […]

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Pale Blue dot

March 12, 2011

I’m not a pessimist by nature, but I sincerely believe the earth is bound for a major disaster in the coming 2 decades. It is running beyond control. The 2 major events that convinced me have been a discussion with one of the strategic planners of Shell, who convinced me that “there is no silver […]

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March 8, 2011

Sao Paulo has had its SP-Arte for many years, the next edition is form may 12-15. Good to read that also Rio will now have its yearly contemporary art exhibition: ArtRio, taking place from April 7-11. 77 galleries already confirmed attending.

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Jens Mollenvanger on Rio Etc

March 6, 2011

Jens Mollenvanger got featured on Rio Etc. Check out his book “Antwerp Street Style”  

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Projeto de lei

March 5, 2011

How Brazilian deputies sign off a new bill. A beautiful girl has the deputies sign a bill…. stating that a liter of cachaca should be added to the Brazilian National Cesta Basica.

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Choque cultural in Basel

March 5, 2011

Choque Cultural, my favorite street art gallery in Brazil is currently hosting an exhibition in Basel with The Brasilea Foundation. Choque in Basel from shn tv on Vimeo.

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