Rio de Janeiro
Marketing-Sales-PR-Trade, Social Work-Charity
+/- 3 months
The organisation is a centre for research and arts in Complexo do Alemao, a recently pacified favela in Rio de Janeiro. Researchers, students and artists are invited to explore – in collaboration with the local community – topics on art, popular culture, technology and sustainability within the context of a recently pacified (by UPP police) urban community (favela) in Rio de Janeiro. Our overall goal is to connect and to boost the exchange of knowledge and culture, within and outside of the community, and to develop cultural projects that reveal and resolve issues and problems. Our small permanent staff cooperates with artists and researchers in residence, neighborhood associations, organizations and community leaders in order to map out and explore local issues. We subsequently devise points of action and link these to the knowledge and expertise of artists or researchers interested in starting local community projects, interning in local organizations, or researching current and urgent topics, either independently or in cooperation with our organization.
Our role is to introduce the artists and researchers to the community, and to substantially support them in their (research) projects. Moreover, we have a facilitating role, helping the artists and researchers to integrate in the local institutions and organizations, aiming at the formation of a network of local and foreign professionals.
We are working on a variety of ongoing projects in the areas of street art, new media, photography, film, urban planning, gender and urban gardening. Our partners are primarily specialized in the fields of ecology and recycling, audiovisual technology and art. Artists and researchers can also submit their own research proposal or work. We do not limit ourselves to a single discipline, instead we are keen to receive people from different backgrounds in order to preserve a diverse research base.
We are looking for a creative intern or volunteer to support our small team with online communication and other creative tasks (social media, photography/video production, organization of events/projects).
The job primarily includes the online communication, such as strengthening our network of partners (universities, research centres, artists, cultural institutions) and the documentation of the activities and projects that take place in our organisation on our facebook, collaborative blog and website. You will need to take photos of events, produce short (1-2 min) videos, write short blog posts, etc, but also introduce our organisation to new potential partners. Depending on your writing skills and interest, you can also write articles and essays on relevant themes. Besides that, you will be supporting our team with organizational matters; organising events and facilitating projects.
You will be working around 3-4 days a week and in your free time you are more than welcome to start up a personal project or research in our organisation or collaborate with other artists/researchers in residence.
What we offer
We cannot offer a financial contribution but instead offer free accommodation.
What we are looking for
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Start and duration of internship
Start: +/-1 October 2013
Duration: +/- 3 months (with possibility of prolongation)
Complexo do Alemao is a complex in the North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. It is made up out of 13 communities and houses approximately 300,000 residents. Until the Brazilian army occupied the area in late 2010, Complexo do Alemao used to be controlled by drug traffickers, and could be considered a parallel community that basically managed to survive independently, separate from the rest of society. Under the traffickers’ reign, the area saw its own system emerge (complete with transport, housing, water, gas, electricity and garbage collection), which seemed disorganized at first, but which has adapted to local structures over the years. Today, with the presence of the UPP (the pacification police unit that continued the army’s occupation), the violence in the area has decreased considerably, but a lot of new social, political, cultural and economical challenges rear their heads every day. Opportunities for transformation emerge alongside new problems here, and residents, institutions and social movements try to cope with these changes, seeking improvement for their community.
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