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 […]

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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  In a changing political context and regulating framework relating to cannabis, how is consumption regulated in public spaces?   Drug use, like any other transgressive practice, is informally regulated by youth themselves in the face of their social networks or family. They seek to protect themselves from police extortion or market-related violence. They also […]

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

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.   Artwork: Rodrigo Olvera […]

State theory from the street altar

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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 […]

Canadian Students Visit Mexico City

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As part of a graduate class on cities of the ‘global south’, eight Canadian students were welcomed by the Institute of Geography of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) […]

Estudiantes canadienses visitan la ciuadad de Mexico

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Como parte de una clase final sobre las ciudades en el “Sur global”, ocho estudiantes canadienses fueron recibidos por el Instituto de Geografía de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México […]

Central Coordination go full speed on the preparation

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Julie-Anne Boudreau, director of Tryspaces, Alexia Bhéreur-Lagounaris, Central coordinator, assisted by Joëlle Rondeau and Melissa Côté-Douyon work all summer for the kick-off meeting: the team is working hard and well […]

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