MEXICO

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The vast majority of public spaces in Mexico city are streets. The street is a lively public space where multiple transgressive practices are deployed, celebrated and despised.
The vast majority of public spaces in Mexico city are streets. The street is a lively public space where multiple transgressive practices are deployed, celebrated and despised.

CASE STUDIES

Male sex workers on the street

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  In Zona Rosa, sex workers are invisible to those who do not know body language codes. These young prostitutes make themselves visible by moving their bodies in a certain way when they see a potential client. How is this (in)visibility regulated? How do these young people articulate the virtual public space (meeting places) and […]

Peseros and the sustainable mobile city

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  This case aims to analyze both youth transgression in urban public space, and the regulatory discourses and practices directed at such transgression, through an ethnographic study of recent projects and efforts to regularize and formalize public transport in Mexico City.   “Peseros,” or privately run small buses, are infamous in the city for, among […]

Marijuana users on the streets of Mexico

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This case study explores the consumption of marijuana by young people in public spaces in Mexico City, how they define their transgressive practice, and how they relate to family members, neighbors, and authorities based on it.

Los chavos, las chavas and El Chopo

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  El Chopo is a punk-rock street market located just north of the historical center. This countercultural space began operating in the 1980s. Since then, every Saturday vendors take to the streets and young people (los chavos and las chavas) flock. It is estimated that between 5,000-10,000 people use it weekly. There are approximately 200 […]

NEWS

Theoretical-methodological Seminar on “Gender, Feminism and Spatiality”, organized by TRYSPACES Mexico Student Alliance.

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The TRYSPACES Student Alliance of Mexico City organized the Theoretical-Methodological Seminar on "Gender, Feminism and Spatiality" at the Geography Institute of the UNAM.

Seminario teórico metodológico sobre género, feminismo y espacialidad. Organizado por la Alianza Estudiantil TRYSPACES México

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La Alianza Estudiantil Tryspaces de la Ciudad de México, organizó el 1 y 2 de agosto de 2018, el Seminario Teórico-Metodológico sobre “Género, feminismo y espacialidad”, en el Instituto de Geografía de la UNAM.

State theory from the street altar

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Visual artist Rodrigo Olvera and Professor Julie-Anne Boudreau joined their artistic and scientific languages to better understand the role played by street altars in Mexico City.

Teoría del Estado a partir de altares callejeros

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El artista visual Rodrigo Olvera y la profesora Julie-Anne Boudreau unieron su lenguaje artístico y científico para un mejor entendimiento del rol que juegan los altares urbanos en la Ciudad de México.

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