Edgelands Maps at Casa Morada in Medellín

During a two day workshop, we brought together 25 young people between 16 and 22 years old from different neighborhoods to discuss their perspectives on security and surveillance in urban and digital spaces in concrete scenarios. In this space we grounded conversations that we had had in more academic spaces in the day-to-day life of young people in the city.

On March 26 and April 2 of 2022, the Edgelands team of Medellín got together with a group of young people for the first version of the workshop of Edgelands Maps. The participants were between the ages of 16 and 23, and were part of the program “Editores de Ciudad” of Casa de las Estrategias.

"The dynamic that makes me feel safe in my neighborhood is that at least there are no visible combos, there are no visible barriers, there are rarely robberies or assaults, there are guards, there are constantly public servants". Julián Hoyos Jaramillo.

"The cameras make me feel safe, that there are many people watching over us, taking care of us, keeping an eye on the environment, on what is going to happen or what is not going to happen."

Map of the virtual space. Photo by Maria Camila Roldán

Map of the physical space. Photo by Maria Camila Roldán

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