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The Teenager who fights ISIS with Art

Nenous Thabit is a 17-year-old Iraqi boy who stands up to ISIS by making copies of the sculptures destroyed by the militant group. In 2015, the terrorists destroyed the ancient statues of Nimrud, a city with 3000 years of history in Iraq. Thabit challenges them with his clay creations: in the last 12 months he…

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Brazil: art for waste recycling

Brazil’s largest cities have a serious waste management problem. São Paulo alone produces around 18 thousand tons of waste per day! The rubbish dumps are full and only 1% of garbage is recycled. Luckily there is a silent army of 20.000 catadores, or people who roam the streets by day and by night, picking up…