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Temporalities of tenants organising in Mexico City

06000 Plataforma Vecinal y Observatorio del Centro Histórico and Ana Vilenica

Published in Issue 6.1 // Conversation Series

Keywords: Mexico City, organising, joyful militancy, eviction


This Conversation addresses the complexities of tenants displacement in Mexico City (CDMX), and examines the formation and evolution of the 06000 Plataforma Vecinal y Observatorio del Centro Histórico group and its strategies for organizing against eviction. It focuses on the iconic Edificio Trevi, detailing its history, and the community’s resistance to eviction and “whitening by dispossession.” The role of social action in fostering resistance and community solidarity is also explored, alongside the group’s interactions with local authorities and their efforts to negotiate.

06000 Plataforma Vecinal y Observatorio del Centro Histórico is a grassroots collective based in the Historic Center of Mexico City, dedicated to monitoring and addressing urban changes impacting local communities. Formed in response to increasing gentrification and displacement pressures, the group focuses on advocating for tenants’ rights, preserving neighborhood culture, and resisting the erosion of affordable housing. Utilizing a blend of activism, research, and community engagement, the 06000 Observatorio Vecinal del Centro served as a vital voice in the struggle for equitable urban development and social justice in Mexico City’s core areas.

Ana Vilenica is a feminist, no border and urban activist and organiser from Serbia curently living in Italy. She is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the ERC project Inhabiting Radical Housing at the Polytechnic of Turin’s Inter-university Department of Regional & Urban Studies and Planning (DIST) and a core member of Beyond Inhabitation Lab. Ana is a member of the Radical Housing Journal Editorial collective and the Feminist Autonomous Centre for research (FAC research).

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