Rio de Janeiro (RJ)

Remoções Forçadas

[Forced Removals], 2013


The urban works stimulated by the Fifa World Cup and the Olympic Games brought about the forced removal, in Rio de Janeiro, of 19 thousand families from strategic areas of the city. In many of these operations, conducted savagely, the dwellers could only save their mattresses before their homes were torn down. By invitation from Amnesty International, the studio Radiográfico put in place an action in the Cinelândia neighborhood: over 60 screen-printed mattresses were spread over the square with information on the removal processes. The objects revealed for the passers-by the little evident effects of the big sporting events in the city.




photos: Radiográfico

about the authors

Olivia and Pedro founded Radiográfico studio, a design office specializes in diverse areas of visual communication. Among their clients are TV Globo, Conspiração, TV Zero, Futura and Esporte Interativo. At present, they develop the second season of Tem Criança na Cozinha, by Gloob. The studio was responsible for the visual communication of the feature films Educação Sentimental, by Júlio Bressane, and Exilados do Vulcão, by Paula Gaitán.