Copacabana Palace | Sharing some more pictures from my long term project |
Even knowing very well that squatting is illegal some of the people from “Jambalaya” (Copacabana Palace) try to make out of their occupied home a livable place. The people here are great recyclers. Mostly all furniture like sofas, tables, chairs, beds and lamps left from the middle class on the streets will find here still a good use. Often they collect it themselves or buy from street vendors for little money or installed monthly payments.
The UN reported that more than one Billion people of the world`s residents live in inadequate housing, mostly in the sprawling slums and squatter settlements in developing countries.
The Habitat Agenda, Paragraph 60 gives the precise explanation what is to be considered to be an adequate shelter and not only a roof over one ́s head. An adequate shelter/roof should provide basic infrastructures like water, power, sewerage systems, safety, security, and easy access to health, education, and work.
What the world doesn’t see while Brazil going through an important financial and political crisis and spent billions on infrastructure to attract global sports events over the last decade, last for the Olympics, is that millions of people are living in grossly inadequate housings or favelas. As per the official numbers from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, it is estimated that there are 1,8 million homeless people in #Brazil. "Copacabana Palace", an ironically named series of condominiums in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro (better known in the area as Jambalaya as per a TV-Show or Carandiru as per the State Prison in Sao Paulo), houses more than 300 homeless families. Built more than 30 years ago, construction on this complex was never finished and has since become #brazil #rio #riodejaneiro #southamerica #socialhousing #housingprogramm #elections #minhacasa #minhavida #copacababana_palace #homeless #Jambalaya #needs #politics #squatters #squatting #semteto #semterras