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Gilberto Gil, Niki Gomez, Richard Barbrook

Brazil – London: Cultural Hotspots

In 2006 we held a Cybersalon event with Gilberto Gil when he was Brazilian Minister of Culture, about his Pontos de Cultura or Cultural Hotspots initiative. They were giving digital equipment and open source software to 2,500 favelas across the country to equip them with digital skills. The aim was to improve employment possibilities as a result as well as documentation and sharing of local cultures.

Niki Gomez, who was then at Rich Mix Cultural Foundation, visited the project across parts of Brazil to advise the Art Council of England as to whether the UK should do a similar project.

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