Informal, formal and collaborative (IFC) is a DESIS thematic cluster that aims to identify potential ideas for a new generation of services that could be designed from the underserved communities’ perspective.
Cases
"Da Roça": Direct purchase of natural and organic products from farmers

“Da Roça”: Direct purchase of natural and organic products from farmers

Favela (Slum) Complexo da Maré, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / Case idea: Da Roça is a store inside favela Complexo da Maré that sell natural products for local residents. Not all natural products are organic, but high quality and free of transgenic. The organic products come from producers who employ agroecological, organic procedures, or are...
Favela experience: home hosting service in favelas

Favela experience: home hosting service in favelas

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / Case idea: It is a service for tourist hosting and guiding in favelas (slums).  Foment tourism in favelas’ areas, provide cultural interchange, deconstruct prejudices and generate income for the residents. / Context: There was no organized service for hosting in the slums with the own residents. Very few residents with...
Favela Orgânica: Total use of vegetables and fruits to cook and to fertilize home gardens

Favela Orgânica: Total use of vegetables and fruits to cook and to fertilize home gardens

Favela da Babilônia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / Case idea: Service based on total use of vegetables and fruits  (including skin/peels, generally considered as waste) to prepare buffets, teach how to cook and to create home gardens. / Context: Regina Tchelly cooks since she was 15 years-old. Eleven years ago, she decided to leave Paraíba, northeast...