“Houses and Rubbish”
Ilha das Flores, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Photographer: Carlos Sillero
Ilha das Flores, located in Porto Alegre, Brazil, presents a stark contrast between urban development and human neglect. The waste collectors living amongst heaps of garbage face deplorable living conditions. The accumulation of waste in these areas also contributes to environmental degradation, affecting local ecosystems and broader climate change impacts.