艺术家 Jeroen Koolhaas 和 Dre Urhahn 通过彩绘整个社区创造了社区艺术，他们让当地的居民参与进来，从里约热内卢的贫民窟到费城北部的街区。是什么让他们的项目如此成功？在这个有趣而具启发性的演讲中，艺术家们跟我们解释了他们的“艺术为先”的方法——以及社区烧烤活动的重要性。
So he introduced us to the right people, and Vitor and Maurinho became our crew. We picked three houses in the center of the community and we start here. We made a few designs, and everybody liked this design of a boy flying a kite the best. So we started painting, and the first thing we did was to paint everything blue, and we thought that looked already pretty good.
But they hated it. The people who lived there really hated it. They said, "What did you do? You painted our house in exactly the same color as the police station." (Laughter) In a favela, that is not a good thing. Also the same color as the prison cell.
So we quickly went ahead and we painted the boy, and then we thought we were finished, we were really happy, but still, it wasn't good because the little kids started coming up to us,and they said, "You know, there's a boy flying the kite, but where is his kite?" We said, "Uh, it's art. You know, you have to imagine the kite." (Laughter)
And they said, "No, no, no, we want to see the kite." So we quickly installed a kite way up high on the hill, so that you could see the boy flying the kite and you could actually see a kite. So the local news started writing about it, which was great, and then even The Guardian wrote about it: "Notorious slum becomes open-air gallery."
然后他们说 ：“不不不，我们想看到那个风筝。”所以我们很快安上了一个风筝，在高高的山上，这样你就能看见一个男孩在放风筝，你真的能看见一个风筝。当地的新闻开始写有关它的报道，这非常好，甚至英国卫报也写了有关它的报道： “臭名昭著的贫民窟成露天画廊”。
crew [kruː] n. 队，组；全体人员，全体船员
例：The mission for the crew of the space shuttle is essentially over.
install [ɪn'stɔl] vt. 安装
例：They had installed a new phone line in the apartment.
slum [slʌm] n. 贫民窟
例：Poverty is what I'm writing about and I had my first contact with poverty in this slum.