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Chapter 9 - Spaces of everyday resistance: the right to the city

The homeless street – São Paulo during Covid-19

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Homelessness has increased dramatically during the Covid pandemic in São Paulo. A film and exhibition explore the way homeless people convert the street into a place of semi-permanent dwelling.

‘Sex work’ in Colombia: the other side of the coin

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The challenges of creating a collaborative mural in Bogota to represent the perspective of women forced into prostitution by the armed conflict.

Indigenous artists occupy MAM

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During a temporary exhibition at Salvador's Museum of Modern Art of Bahia, Indigenous artists took over the curation in a temporary, symbolic ‘retomada’.

Colombia: the power of listening

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Born from a UNLive initiative aimed at utilising culture as a tool for environmental change, the Colombia-based collective Vozterra channel grassroots responses to climate change and the decline of biodiversity.

Mexico: to dynamite hills or protect homes?

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Over the years, homes and whole neighbourhoods have been built close to or on the tracks of a disused railway. Now the Tren Maya project threatens to evict them, while offering compensation and relocation in which they have little faith

Transforming urban spaces: Guatemala City’s barrancos

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Architect, urbanist and previous executive Director of Fundación Crecer in Guatemala City, Ninotchka Matute stresses the need to shift the urban imaginary in her native Guatemala City, by reframing derelict spaces as those of potential

Santiago Rising: interview with director Nick MacWilliam

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Carole Concha Bell interviews Nick MacWilliam about his new Alborada Films documentary 'Santiago Rising', digging deeper into the estallido social in Chile and how to effectively capture the sentiments and events of this social movement.

‘Santiago Rising’

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“I wanted to capture what was happening in Chile and to pay homage to the strength and commitment of the Chilean people. They are taking on neo-liberalism and a militarised state with stones and trumpets. This is a lesson for the rest of the world, we can learn so much from them."

#NoAlGolpe: massive protests across Peru after President’s impeachment

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On Monday 9 November, Peru tumbled into political turmoil when the congress voted for the impeachment of President Martín Vizcarra, accusing him of corruption. Since then, Peruvians across the country have been protesting to voice their anger. Images from Peruvian photographers narrate the current political turmoil

A year of Chile’s estallido social in pictures

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Luis Bustamante's images of Chile's estallido social - which began on October 18, 2019, now a whole year ago - speak for themselves. Most were taken of protesters in Santiago around Plaza Baquedano, renamed by protestors as Plaza de la Diginidad. Others cover graffiti and stencil work that popped up during this period, taken in a range of Chilean cities.

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