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Urban Space Order: Discussion of Homogeneity and Culture in Mexico

In the Cuauhtémoc district of Mexico City, new initiatives by local civil servants aim to create more order.

The restaurant must whiten the food stalls and allow the city to label it with the official coat of arms and the catchphrase “Cuauhtémoc is your home”. Also, cluttered workspaces are fined and must be hidden from food boxes and trash cans.

Why i wrote this

In the neighborhood of Mexico City, there are different perspectives on what keeps the place tidy. Here, street sellers are told to whiten colorful food stalls. How should a city balance order and tradition?

The government has refused to work directly with unfortunate businesses and an increasing group of neighbors on this topic. However, the decree has created conversations in a vibrant autonomous region with many tourists about the impact of history, art and globalization. How should cities balance the need for general cleanliness and order with the call to maintain tradition and culture?

The new policy is “part of a much longer history of officials and elites who are worried about what a modern city should look like,” said El Collegiode, who is studying similar campaigns throughout Mexico. Says Tiana Bakitch Hayden, an assistant professor of urban studies in Mexico. City. “Because of this idea that informal is the devastation of a modern city that is visually orderly, it requires considerable aesthetic homogenization. [to] For Mexico. “

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Almost overnight, the color began to fade.

A bright red hand-painted apple and watermelon on the juice stand. Torta drawn to show each vibrant ingredient in a very realistic way so that the photo itself can moisturize the mouth. Then, a grinning pink pig was bathed in a pot, and each of these paintings was covered in white.

In the Cuauhtémoc district of Mexico City, new initiatives by local civil servants aim to create more order. The restaurant must whiten the food stalls and allow the city to label it with the official coat of arms and the catchphrase “Cuauhtémoc is your home”. They are also fined for cluttered workspaces and need to store material boxes and trash cans in small structures.

Why i wrote this

In the neighborhood of Mexico City, there are different perspectives on what keeps the place tidy. Here, street sellers are told to whiten colorful food stalls. How should a city balance order and tradition?

The government has refused to work directly with unfortunate businesses and an increasing group of neighbors on this topic. However, the decree has created conversations in a vibrant autonomous region with many tourists about the impact of history, art and globalization. How should cities balance the need for general cleanliness and order with the call to maintain tradition and culture?

The new policy is “part of a much longer history of officials and elites who are worried about what a modern city should look like,” said an urban studies studying a similar campaign at the College of Mexico. Associate Professor Tiana Bakitch Hayden says. A city that modernizes the public fruit and vegetable market. “Due to this idea that informal is the devastation of a modern city that is visually orderly, it requires considerable aesthetic homogenization. [to] For Mexico. “