LSE favelas toolkit – online and in print

Soapbox designed and produced the print and online toolkit ‘Bottom-up social development in favelas of Rio de Janeiro’, which provides a practical guide to support people living, working and acting in the favelas. Targeted at policy-makers, activists and practitioners, the toolkit presents a pool of concepts, key facts and figures, and practical workshops to enhance understanding of the cultural, political and social context of the favelas in order to design better social development policy.

This collaborative research project was carried out by the Department of Social Psychology at the London School of Economics (LSE) and UNESCO.

Practitioners working in the field can use the hard copy as a practical reference guide, which has been published in both Portuguese and English. The printed toolkit was published alongside a complementary microsite, which allows users to access the full content online.

The microsite is fully mobile responsive so readers can easily access and view workshops and materials from any device. Both the printed and online toolkits are designed with the user in mind so the reader can quickly and easily dip in and out of the different toolboxes.

The information, resources and tools presented in the toolkit are based on fieldwork conducted in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas in collaboration with LSE, UNESCO, AfroReggae and CUFA (Central Única das Favelas).

Image credit: Favéla des Plaisirs, Dany13 (CC BY 2.0)