Minidoc - JogoRio

System that uses sports infrastructure to empower the kids of Rio

Author Jogo Team

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

Authors Alix Beranger, Laura Janka, Chan Youn

System that uses sports infrastructure to empower the kids of Rio

Strengths: -Jogo Rio proposes to use the R$ 14 Million investment planned by the city to foster the practice of sports by youth for the Olympics. -Kids can see drug trafficking as the only option available. JogoRio provides them with new social groups that they can belong to.-Bring formal and informal settlements together: all kids can practice and compete together.-Develop the social capital: an estimated 500,000 kids are living in the favelas. These youth are the energy and the future of the city.

Difficulties: In spite of the pacification policy which is being implemented in Rio, most of the favelas are still under the control of gangs and drugs. JogoRio proposes to begin to develop the system in the pacified favelas first as to settle new social practices for the kids in their streets. The system can then be adapted to non pacified neighborhoods by working directly with the social organizations already based there.

Extra information: Project advised by Paul Nakazawa, Lecturer in Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Member of the Board of Directors at TRO Jung|Brannen, and Chairman of the Board of Advisors at Snohetta, Inc. and Bjarke Ingels, Founding Architect of the Bjarke Ingels Group and Studio Instructor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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