July 1, 2014
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Some examples of a project I’ve been working on for a little bit, photographing around the edges of “gated communities” or private housing estates in northern Mexico. Although Mexico has one of the largest populations in the world living in such places, I would say the sentiments needed to build such walls can probably be found globally. Some of the embedded ideas include fear, the other, segregation, inequality, privatisation, etc.
“Rules organising urban space are patterns of social differentiation and separation. These rules reveal the principles that structure public life, and indicate how social groups relate to each other in the space of the city.” Teresa Caldeira City of Walls