“Artivism” on the Ciudad Juárez-El Paso border: towards the right to the city

Publication date:
12/2019
Author:
Brenda Isela Ceniceros Ortiz, profesora investigadora, Departamento de Arquitectura, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez.
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The border is everyone’s, can be seen by everyone, and is travelled and crossed in multiple and dynamic ways. Northern Mexico’s border cities have particular characteristics that distinguish them from others. Ciudad Juárez is one of the 100 most resilient cities, and along with its sister city of El Paso, Texas, is a space that claims the right to the city through “artivism”, a series of actions and manifestations of art and resistance. This paper maps and analyses these spatial appropriations in Ciudad Juárez as an essential dimension of the right to urban life and a symbolic territory for dialogue between urban residents.

Keywords: Ciudad Juárez, El Paso, border city, resistance, artivism, right to the city

DOI: doi.org/10.24241/rcai.2019.123.3.167

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How to cite this article: Ceniceros Ortiz, Brenda Isela. «El artivismo en la frontera Ciudad Juárez-El Paso: hacia el derecho a la ciudad». Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals, n.º 123 (diciembre de 2019), p. 167-200. DOI: doi.org/10.24241/rcai.2019.123.3.167