Art, in many ways, can play a central role in communities. The Favela Painting project, initiated by Dutch artist duo Haas & Hahn, is an example of how the creation of an art work can help community members to develop skills and earn a living. The giant mural (more than 7000m2), designed by Haas & Hahn was painted by local youth, who were taught in many aspects of painting, such as safety, how to use different materials, etc. Together they helped to upgrade their neighbourhood and create a long-lasting monument for the community.
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