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South American Cholo: Lowrider Culture in São Paulo

Why are Brazilians adopting the lowrider subculture of East Los Angeles? A short documentary, South American Cholo, provides an engaging answer.

The Winning Design for Brazil’s New Antarctic Station

Estúdio 41, an architectural firm from Curitiba, has won a design competition to rebuild Brazil’s Antarctic Station for polar scientific research.

Curitiba: Sustainable Design in a Modern City

A little-known state capital in southern Brazil, Curitiba, is the international model for building a modern city with green and sustainable design.

Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro from Darkened Cities by Thierry Cohen

Darkened Cities: Thierry Cohen Reveals the Stars over Rio

Darkened Cities is a photo series which composites major cities, like Rio de Janeiro, with the stars above that, in reality, are veiled by light pollution.

Human Pantone: Angélica Dass Catalogs Every Skin Color

Brazilian artist Angélica Dass has an art project called Humanae, which documents every human skin tone using the PANTONE® Guide as a reference.

The Beat of Rio: a Film by Tim Hahne

Summer in Rio de Janeiro is magical — filled with the relaxed vibe of beach life. This short film captures the beauty of Rio’s hottest season.