Born in the Baixada Fluminense and raised in Rocha Miranda in Rio’s North zone, Valnei Succo is a visual artist with training in various forms of media based on urban art. Making use of graffiti as his main language, he works with different elements and strategies from contemporary art in his endeavors. Valnei frequently circulates the hip-hop scenes of Rio de Janeiro and has taken part in different Rio-based organizations and groups that seek to discuss and formulate initiatives aimed at improving society in its physical and social forms. He is also a MC (funk vocalist) and cultural producer. Valnei is currently engaged in the dissemination of programs within Favela’s Observatory’s arts and culture platforms and has also taken part in the organization’s Popular School of Critical Communication (ESPOCC).
This presentation was presented during CDDRL's Program on Poverty and Governance's 2015 conference, "Educational and Entrepreneurial Initiatives to Support Youth in Places of Violence." The conference was held on April 28-29, 2015, at Stanford University.
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