About the event

Morrinho or “little hill” on the edge of a favela in Rio de Janeiro is a small-scale model of the city of Rio built out of discarded bricks and scraps. The group of youth who built and maintain this diminutive urban tableau have been enacting dramas of everyday life for over thirteen years in an ongoing multiplayer role-playing game. Join Alessandro Angelini (Anthropology, The Graduate Center, CUNY) for a discussion of the implications of this site as both satire and archive of years of violent conflict between drug traffickers and police.

This lecture is part of the "Common Goods: Exploring Innovative Transitions Series" presented in connection with the Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency exhibition on view in the James Gallery from March 14 to June 2, 2012.