Category Archives: Culture

Brazilian visiting scholars at Harvard

From Harvard Study Program Sao Paulo: Current Visiting Scholars and Fellows from Brazil throughout Harvard this semester include leading academics and practitioners of architecture and urban planning, environmental engineering, journalism, social entrepreneurship, history, and sustainable development.Specific projects range from “Eco-Social Governance and … Continue reading

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Languages Supermarket

Mediate between people from different cultures speaking different languages is like walking on broken glass. Hence, there is no need to look for other situation for a rush of adrenalin. It is a risky work, no matter how good the … Continue reading

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Festival of Brazilian documentaires in Paris

This poor Frenchman, divided between Paris and Rio de Janeiro wishes to share an event… Voilá a Brazilian Festival Made in Paris! From 13 to 19 June 2011, the association “Autres Brésils” presents the 7th edition of the ‘Brésil en mouvements” (Brazil in Movement), the main event dedicated to Brazilian social documentary in Europe. The festival is characterized by seven days of screenings, discussions and meetings about documentary films to strengthen ties between France and … Continue reading

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Brazilian university ranked among the best business schools in the world

It is not everyday that a Brazilian university is ranked among the 5 best in the world by an international and respected newspaper. The Financial Times ranked Fundação Dom Cabral  fifth overall in the FT’s executive education ranking, and third for customized courses. FDC … Continue reading

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The invention of tropical landscaping: Burle Marx

The emerging economy we refer to as  “Brazil”  is also a country discovering its pride and values. Culture has an important role in this. Culture forging values Evolving from colonial roots, when everything that was good was imported,  Brazil has … Continue reading

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Brazilian studios want to compete with Dreamworks and Pixar

With an eye in the global market for animation, which exceeds U.S. $ 128 billion annually, Brazilian producers and studios are starting to prepare their internationalization. A success case The animation Rio topped the weekend box office of Pixar classics like Toy Story and A … Continue reading

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The Brazilian optimism, a unique feature! (Or: How a Frenchman fell for Brazil)

Brazil holds an exotic and mysterious image for foreigners. Tourism is becoming an important economic activity. In 2008, 5,2 millions of tourist visited Brazil, a record in the subcontinent: http://www.americas-fr.com/tourisme/actualite/le-bresil-seduit-les-touristes-1635.html. Yet for many, the country still remains locked in its stereotype.  Images of … Continue reading

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