State theory from the street altar



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


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.


Los chavos, las chavas and El Chopo


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 […]

Male sex workers on the street


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 […]

Marijuana users on the streets of Mexico


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, […]

Peseros and the sustainable mobile city


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 […]