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Real favelas are communities of intense sociability, of intense social life.
Gearty Grilling (interview): Sandra Jovchelovitch on social change in Brazil
The Design Process of the Underground Sociabilities Infographic: Learn about the collaboration process between researcher and designer
Social Development Conference - Brazil and UK: Dialogue on social development and policies
Underground Sociabilities Seminar: Building Responses to Exclusion and Violence
Bottom-Up Social Development Tool-Kit: As an output of Sandra's research, she has developed this tool-kit for social development practicioners. Download PDF.
Underground Sociabilities (free e-book): This is a book about patterns of sociability and social development in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It examines how favela communities, despite harsh conditions of living, poverty and segregation, have been able to mobilise local resources to resist exclusion, fight off marginalisation and rewrite relations between the favelas and the city.
Undergroud Sociabilities (free e-book) is also available in Portuguese.
Favelas@LSE blog: The Favelas at LSE project blog started a dialogue between the UK and Brazil, providing a space for reflection, sharing of experiences and debate for academics, activists, policy-makers, students and practitioners.
18 October 2016: Favelas toolkit for social change rolled out to another 400 million people.
18 September 2015: Seminar at UN presents the Brazilian example on the struggle against poverty.
24 July 2015: Sandra Jovchelovitch delivers keynote address to the 17th Brazilian Congress of Sociology.
14 July 2015: UNESCO and LSE launch global model for bottom-up social development.
17 September 2012: Favela NGOs rewrite social identities and combat stigma, affirms new LSE study.
Summer 2012 in LSE Connect: Life and Death in the Favelas of Brazil.