MEXICO

MEXICO

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 physical […]

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 other things, […]

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.

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