Living Monuments Declared Cultural Heritage in Rio’s Vidigal Favela

Two projects based in Vidigal favela have been recognized as part of Rio de Janeiro’s cultural heritage.

By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Telhado Orgânico Medicinal (Organic Medicinal Roof) and Galeria Viva (Living Gallery), two local projects in the Vidigal favela community, have been declared spaces of intangible cultural heritage for the City of Rio de Janeiro.

The projects, which have been a point-of-reference for residents of the Zona Sul (South Zone) favela’s community for some time, will now be protected under federal law, by locals in partnership with the state government.

City councilman Reiman announced the recognition to the community, stating the cultural importance of projects like Vidigal’s . . .

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