Project Description

Robberies, sexual harassment, physical violence. These are incidents that are part of everyday life in a neighborhood in northern Mexico. Neighbors organize in groups to stay informed, alert each other, and ask for help. We provided advice and guidance on how to better address the issues of security in public space of the elderly, teenagers, and women in their community and how to carry out participatory processes to assess problems in public space and prevent crime.

This project also allowed us to develop tools to analyze feelings of insecurity, everyday practices, and public spaces in contexts of chronic violence.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 665850 and the Fondation Palladio de France.


Monterrey, Mexico


MVTV neighbors’ association
Université de Paris
Laboratoire CESSMA