Photo repo Rio Squatters in Deutsche Welle

The idea to make this story started in 2016 while on assignment for the Radboud University during the Olympics in Rio to do anthropological fieldwork on evictions. Intrigued by the severe housing problems many people are facing in Rio de Janeiro, I came back in January 2018 to learn more about the stories behind abandoned occupied places in Rio’s centre. I absolutely enjoyed every minute of the it. People were so open, kind, generous and helpful. Met such a great people during my stay in Rio, while the story unfolded. Grateful to DW to be willing to show this story to the world. The project has been made possible thanks to the Dutch Matchingsfonds. Click the link to see the report.