With some young people from Bitácora Ciudadana de Frontera Morada programme in the city of Cúcuta, we held the first workshop in the Colombian border city. The young Colombians and Venezuelans who participated in the workshop led us to investigate the implicit and explicit agreements of the city, among locals and immigrants and those governing the formal and informal authority at the border.
SESSION 1: SAFETY AND SECURITY ARRANGEMENTS IN MY DAY TO DAY.
Complement youth perspectives with existing theory to reach a common understanding of what we mean by (1) Urban spaces, (2)The Internet/digital spaces, (3)Social networks, (4)Security, (5)Surveillance, and (6)Coexistence.
Identify the agreements (explicit and implicit) that exist in certain urban and digital spaces around security, and its elements.
Identify urban and digital places where young people feel safe and unsafe, and the factors for that feeling.
SESSION 2: DIFFERENT ACTORS, SAME SURVEILLANCE?
Identify what is the purpose and usefulness of surveillance and security,
Explore what is the relationship between surveillance and security?
Discuss the differences and similarities that exist when surveillance is done by the state, informal actors, and citizens.
Discuss the differences and similarities that exist when we talk about security in urban and digital spaces.
Propose how to transform an unsafe place into a place of coexistence involving the community.
This is how young people defined the cross-cutting concepts discussed during workshops