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Temporalities of tenants organising in Mexico City
06000 Plataforma Vecinal y Observatorio del Centro Histórico and Ana Vilenica
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.