favela is the term for a slum in Brazil, most often within urban areas. The first favelas appeared in the late century and were built by soldiers who had nowhere to live. Some of the first settlements were called bairros africanos.photo by Fernando Alan
Favela, Brazil// A favela currently designates the Brazilian slums. These are neighborhoods located on illegally occupied land, mostly unhealthy, and whose homes are constructed of recovered materials.
"Houses and streets in bustling Las Vegas, Nevada are seen in this image from the commercial IKONOS satellite taken in September of (IKONOS image GeoEye) Even houses and streets begin to look like circuit boards (Cora Clarke for Zine Brief)