Art is how we decorate space, music is how we decorate time.
~ Jean-Michel Basquiat ~
A COLOURFUL ADVENTURE
The Cycling Carnaval will go from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro. It’s a special trip that will help a social project based in Rio de Janeiro. In the end there’s always a hidden message: The celebration of life! Maybe that’s why this trip ends at the biggest carnaval in the world.
ART & PAINT PROJECT
Mais Caminhos is an educational project in Rio de Janeiro for underprivileged children and teenagers. In this project we will raise money for the children that live in the favela of Cantagalo Pavaozinho. Mais Caminho teaches and organises events for their children. Mais Caminhos is part of the number 1 language school in Rio de Janeiro. They are proactive and use their creativity and open mind with other parties to reach their social goals. Here’s a short video.
Concretely what we’ll do is an art project for the kids and Caminhos. Coinciding with cycling this beautiful world, art is a form of self-development and it stimulates new neural connections between both hemispheres of the brain. It stimulates creative and different thinking. On the one hand this will be done through a mural painting (research shows they have positive social impact) and on the other hand through making art with the kids as a learning tool. The artist is the talented Nadia from Buenos Aires and we are lucky she has committed herself to this project.
“For fun. To play. You will make the connections later.”
It’s a 10-day trip from the 14th of February untill the 24th of February. The route is flexible but it is highly probable we’ll cycle this route. The total disctance of cycling will be about 350 km. In Rio we will have enough time for activities to discover this incredible city and celebrate carnaval.
We make it possible for “outsiders” to join. Get in touch if you’re interested so we’ll give you the conditions and how we work. Any questions or if you want to follow the ride, drop us a line. And, you can also support this project by donating paint.
Support this project? Buy a bucket of paint