Habitar la ciudad bárbara. La Chimba del siglo XXI
This article establishes a theoretical view and reflection with regards to inhabiting the barbarian city based on ethnographic evidence. Starting from the case of La Chimba in Santiago (Fondecyt [National Scientific and Technological Development Fund in Spanish] No. 1095083),the thesis of another form to inhabit where the chaos of the fragment represents the unity for the shelter of its inhabitants,is developed. This article emphasizes that the urban fact,as a social reality,owes its possibility to exist to these physical and symbolic border territories. To look back at the barbarian city is to admit that our cities have been made in these mirror games: between what is desired and denied,the center of power and what is outside this power. And the evidence that no urban reality exists,that it does not arise in this historically built tension. The challenge happens to be decoding these historical and urban processes that,not wanting to engage in an essentialist debate makes the barbarian city a landscape of otherness of memories and sovereignties,in permanent motion and dispute with the city itself,the city of the center of power and hegemony.
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Institución: Universidad Alberto HurtadoFacultad: Ciencias Sociales