Da Favela com Amor

Educar é o maior ato de amor, o aprendizado é real quando temos amorosidade. Sem pensar, apenas sentir, sentir o presente de conhecer o outro e sua bagagem.

Com o olhar de 360º graus, sem exclusão, apenas devemos amar, receber e sentir. Só depois temos o tempo do refletir.

Neste movimento carregando sempre as marés, do amor complexo que se torna simples e real, me permito dançar e viajar para outros mundos.  

Essa minha primeira longa viagem não começa aqui, mas na infância com sonhos distantes, só que vivos. Sonhos de transformar a realidade social e junto a tantos outros sonhadores romper as barreiras dos invisíveis. Meu sonho é a Favela, a Favela da Territorialidade e de suas potências que se encontra e conecta pelo mundo. Até porque eu sou porque nós somos.

Esse sonho distante, hoje uma viagem real, só é possível pela amorosidade de muitos encontros do aprender, do fruir e do refletir com o outro em irmandade. Visão essa que ganhei pelos becos, barracos e lajes da Maré, e que hoje transborda e ressignifica em Paraty e pelo mundo com o TEN. Sem pressa.

Aqui estão duas ilustrações minhas de dois dos educadores da UniDiversidade Kebradas que irão à India em Fevereiro de 2020.

Convido a apoiarem a sua viagem. Campanha de crowdfunding.

English version

“From the Favela with Love”

Educating is the greatest act of love, learning is real when we have a loving environment. Without thinking, just feel, feel the gift of knowing the other and his/her luggage.

With the 360 ​​degree look, without exception, we should just love, receive and feel. Only then do we have the time to reflect.

In this movement always carrying the tide, of the complex love that becomes simple and real, am I allowing myself to dance and travel to other worlds.

This first long journey of mine doesn’t start here, but in childhood with distant dreams, living ones. Dreams of transforming a social reality and, together with other many dreamers, breaking the barriers of the invisible. My dream is the favela, the favela of territoriality and its powers that find and connect throughout the world. I am because we are.

This distant dream, now a real journey, is made possible by the lovingness of many encounters of learning, of enjoying, and reflecting with the other, in fellowship. This is the vision that I gained through the alleys, shacks and signs of Maré, which today overflows and offers me new meaning in Paraty and around the world, with The Emergence Network. Unhurried.

Please support my friends from UniDiversity Kebradas un/learning journey to India. Crowdfunding campaign.

Here are two illustrations of mine of two of the educators from Kebradas UniDiversity going to India in February 2020.

Suelen Brito

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1985, Suélen Brito has an art degree from the Escolas de Belas Artes da UFRJ and currently works as visual artist, art educator, cultural producer and social activist. Suélen also has a postgraduate degree in Cultural Management from the Centro Universitário SENAC. She has focused her skills as artist to help change realities in urban areas of high social vulnerability such as Complexo de Favelas da Maré, on the north side of Rio de Janeiro, where she was born and has lived during most of her life.

Suélen coordinates the Escola de Cinema Olhares da Maré - ECOM (Visions ofMaré Cinema School), a project developed with children, young people and local women for creating new audio-visual narratives within the community networks of the neighborhood (Redes da Maré). She has been involved with the Redes de Maré since the project’s founding as a student, staff member, art educator and project coordinator.

She is also a partner in the Laboratório Experimental de Artes Visuais de Favela (Experimental Laboratory of Visual Arts in Favelas) which reflects life experiences in the area of informal education, especially in the Maré slum. This partnership has provided Suélen with the opportunity to co-create intense and innovative processes of transversal art education. Within the Laboratório, learning grows from the experiences, narratives and desires of each participant, planted and cultivated collectively within the context of the community. Suélen believes that each person is a potential seed and when we see ourselves as part of a whole, our local culture and memories can catalyze social transformation.
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