Calles vacías

Mientras muchos países siguen luchando contra el último episodio de la pandemia del coronavirus, imponiendo cierres y toques de queda. Esta realidad ha vaciado las calles modificanco el paisaje de las ciudades. Aquí 6 imágenes que muestran cómo se vive esto en la Ciudad de México. Continúa leyendo Calles vacías

Semápolis: abandonment, color and death in Mexico City

Women in CDMX also wear colors, such as the tombs and walls shattered by the abandonment of the Dolores Civil Pantheon and La Ola Water Park. But these colors are not enough to conjure the fear of harassment, kidnapping and murder. Women in CDMX also walk alone dressed in bright colors, but most are forced to follow an uncertain, insecure course, even if they bravely approach the street. Color does not save them, nor does religion. It does not save them entrusting themselves to their dead in November, nor to the Virgin of Guadalupe. They only have to be empowered since their establishment in self-defense groups. His path seems to be drawn to a cross, behind which he always seems to wait for a male figure to perpetrate violence. From the color of the graves and the joy that seems to invoke to give happiness to the dead, there is also the fragile happiness that accompanies women in Mexico City. «Semapolis» goes about that. They are images that trace a polysemic path to warn about that reality, or those realities that intermingle and overlap in the overwhelming chaos of this cosmopolitan city that celebrates its saints and their dead in every corner. Continúa leyendo Semápolis: abandonment, color and death in Mexico City

The Night Watchers

From May to August 2018 the civil association «Caracas Laboratorio» executed an audit project of public spaces in 33 locations in Caracas, these included shopping centers, public squares and culture centers. The particularity of this audit was that it was carried out at night, from 18 to 21 hours, with the objective of determining the amount of pedestrian flow and the conditions under which it operates in those places. Fundamental aspects of the audit were the conditions of lighting, the security and presence of police or citizen attention agencies, the presence of spaces susceptible to becoming lairs for crime, and the use that people ended up giving to these spaces. Continúa leyendo The Night Watchers