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

Rios de Encontro (Rivers of Meeting), is an eco-cultural and socio-educational project based in the community of Cabelo Seco, Pará, Brazil. The project spent the last two weeks of November in national and international activities to celebrate the role of young arts-educators who, in the midst of worrying and uncertain times, are searching for creative ways to promote social...

Calles Compartidas, Santiago

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Calles Compartidas (Shared Streets) is a pilot initiative which, based on UK experiences of sustainable transport and citizen participation, attempts to change the way we use city streets so as to fight climate change. The first pilot project is taking place in the Lastarria and Bellas Artes neighbourhoods of Santiago. More information at www.callescompartidas.org  
Since taking office on 1 December 2018, president Andres Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has been a man in a hurry. Aged 65, he is said to get up every day at six, hold a daily press conference at seven, and then begin a twelve-hour day. At weekends, he flies off to one of Mexico’s 32 states to examine local projects and talk to...
Sulay Pino is waiting for us at the main entrance to the San Javier metro station wearing a bright green t-shirt that reads ‘Stairway Storytellers’, the name of the project she founded along with her friend and co-worker Stiven Álvarez. https://vimeo.com/260256060 We are booked to go on the popular ‘free graffiti walking tour’ of the Comuna 13 neighbourhood in Medellín which...

Cartucho

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Trailer to a film by Colombian director Andrés Chávez. In Spanish, with English subtitles It is completely unprecedented in Colombian history for a magnificent colonial neighborhood made up of traditional families and businesses to become home to thousands of homeless people and mafias. Its streets and old homes were converted into crack houses. This is a documentary...

#9: Peatónito

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México DF, México. A wrestler dressed as superhero to defend pedestrians rights in the streets of Mexico DF Directed by: Fernando Casado Cañeque and Paula García Serna
Walking is our most natural way of getting about and is the number one priority on the street. Hence the rationale for a hierarchy of urban movement. #DíaInternacionalDelPeatón (National Pedestrian Day) 2016. CC: Atribución - No comercial. *This video has english subtitles, activate 'em in the options. Video: Peatonito Peatón. August 2016 * You can see the sources for on...
Peatónito (or little pedestrian) could be the most beloved figure in the transportation world. After all, how can you not love a superhero who protects pedestrians from cars?! Since donning the cape and luchador mask three years ago, he has become a media sensation in his home country in Mexico. And now he's in New York...
Mike Lydon is a Principal of The Street Plans Collaborative and an internationally recognized planner, writer, and advocate for livable cities. Mike is also the creator and primary author of the The Open Streets Project and Tactical Urbanism: Short-Term Action, Long-Term Change Vol.1 and Vol.2. Mike edited and co-developed the recently published Mercado: Lessons...
El Gran Malón is an invitation to hold Malones, street lunches, throughout Chile, on the same day, with the idea of getting to know your neighbours, sharing a meal and building the community. The first Gran Malón de Chile was held on Saturday 8 abril 2017, and more than 11,800 people met together, in 8 regions, talking about what we...

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