venerdì 14 ottobre 2016

Peter Bauza :: Copacabana Palace

The people of “Copacabana Palace” are the “sem tetos, sem terras”. Generally hidden from view, they represent the dark side of Brazil’s multibillion dollar spending spree on global sporting events such as the 2007 Pan American Games, the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and the 2016 Olympics. Over 300 families have found a kind of refuge here — a place that is ironically also called “Copacabana Palace” besides many other names; a condominium complex in Rio that was built over 30 years ago but which, due to serious construction and financial problems, was never finished and has been occupied.